Mystery solved

Notice anything different or interesting about the following image?

I'll give you a hint: you saw a photo of this spot just a few days ago.


Okay, how about another hint?

Does that help?

Yes, the seemingly giraffe-pruned pine is no longer around! Here's a reminder of what it looked like a few days ago:

Now I'm thinking that this crazy pruning job was just the first stage of the tree's removal, with stage two happening a week later. Not a bad plan for DIY lumberjacks actually.

I sure hope they plant another tree here, as the corner looks strangely empty now. Add this to the fact that the neighbor a few houses away (who also happens to be on a corner) had two large pines taken down last year, and this section of street has lost a great deal of winter tree appeal and summer shade.

Another pine would be nice as I don't think anyone has been planting any, and the neighborhood loses a couple every year.

Just make sure it's planted straight this time.

(Remove a tree, plant a tree -- that should be the rule, right?)


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Lisa  – (January 18, 2013 at 7:46 AM)  

Where will the giraffe graze now? : )

Laurrie  – (January 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM)  

I have to laugh -- what you thought was a ridiculous pruning job turned out to be stage one in the take down!

I second "remove a tree, plant a tree" and something nice should go in there now. Not a white pine --- too big, too much of a forest tree for a suburban lot. I hope they do put something interesting there.

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (January 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM)  

I'd say, remove ONE tree, plant TWO :-).

A neighbor took down a tree right about a year after we'd moved in and the difference was shocking. We planted a Chinese pistache to make up for it, but it's taken 10+ years to get to the size the other tree had been.

Alan  – (January 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM)  

Gerhard: "remove one, plant two" sounds like my motto for weeds.

Alan  – (January 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM)  

Laurrie: I'd have no problem with another white pine going in. I just hope they plant *something*.

scottweberpdx  – (January 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM)  

I agree...there should be some statute that they have to replace it...unless there's a good reason not too.

HELENE  – (January 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM)  

There are so many lovely smaller trees that look decorative and have interest either in the spring or the autumn, that spot could be great for a number of different trees!
Taking down a tree is an opportunity for planting something new :-)

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