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Chestnut Tree Demolition Derby

August 17th, 2011 (05:28 pm)


When I asked the driver to move his truck because it was blocking my driveway and the entrance to a public alley, I didn't mean he should move it to a spot that was already occupied by a large branch of one of our chestnut trees.

I would have been angry if he'd ripped a branch from one of the four healthy trees that grew alongside this one. But for someone who had just run his truck into a tree branch, he was a lucky man: the tree he hit is the one slated to be cut down in a few weeks. 

I did get some firewood out of the deal, and I gave some to a neighbor who helped with the cleanup. I made the driver cart away the long, leafy branches that seemed less useful.