Monday, April 27, 2015

Another Victim of the Lightening Strike

A beloved long leaf pine in the front yard which was next to two others struck by lightning during construction, although seemingly unscathed for several years, we now believe was weakened in the encounter with nature's powerful electricity. We discovered termites in its base several months ago, and sadly our research results all pointed to the need for the tree to be removed before it weakened further and fell on the house. Although we regretfully bid farewell to our beautiful tree, we always enjoy it when a field trip comes to our house in the form of big machines and chain saws!