I love trees and being an Oregonian, I love evergreen trees. The Douglas Fir tree is a native tree on the west side of the Cascade mountains. You see them thick everywhere in the wild and the forests. They are grown as Christmas trees here and are plentiful. When we built our house 5 years ago, it was a lot on acreage that once was a Christmas tree farm with a few leftover trees standing. We had 5 on our lot. We kept 2 that were about 20ft tall. Now they are over 50 ft tall and the fence is like a pretzel from all the root pressure.
After a couple years, it became apparent these trees are not back yard trees:( and the last few years we watched them more than double their size with all the watering and fertilizing of the lawns around them. It has been a whole year of agonizing over not wanting to remove them, but knowing we had to.
So the day came today...and it was sad.
I feel naked with those trees gone it looks like someplace else, and the neighbors are not too happy losing the shade to their backyard. But they also may thank us that the tree cutter told us there was a big split starting in in one of them and the next ice or snow storm would have brought it down on their yard and possibly the house.
Big mess to clean up, but we don't have to do it! The bright news to today's sadness is that we will be planting 2 new trees in the same area that are more suitable to the area. And that is just wonderful in my book.