Above is a photo of our house in 2003 with the cottonwood trees in the background. Here’s a photo from last Tuesday.
Here is a photo of the size of the tree trunks in 2006.
It is truly amazing how quickly cottonwood trees grow. But they grew to the point that they could easily hit our house, and they were shading our vegetable garden. So sadly it was time for them to go. Here is one of the pieces coming down.
We have our work cut out for us now, cleaning all of this up. It will be nice not having to worry every time the wind blows. And it will be nice having a more productive vegetable garden. But I will miss these beautiful trees.