I don't know about you, but I really never think that trees can "break". I know the leaves fall off, branches die, some have annoying little fruity things on them and the stupid squirrels fight for the last one, but "break"? Really? Last week our apparently "fragile" Bradford Pear broke. Yes there was a storm, but not the kind you think would do this sort of damage. We woke up to 50% lying on the backyard lawn. I never thought it was a BIG tree, but damn, when that sucker fell over, OMG it was huge! I went out to inspect after 2 cups of coffee and a shower and it was like wild kingdom! Chipmunks, Cardinals, squirrels, a few Blue Jays, 2 rabbits, all I needed was a partridge in my broken pear tree and I'd be set!
We decided that the best thing to do was to cut it all down. Not a cheap thing to do mind you, but these 3 wonderful, I do believe half primate men came and chopped it up, put it through the wood chipper, cleaned up and were gone in under 2 hours! It was amazing! Now my bedroom will offically have sun ALL DAY LONG! As most of you know I HATE being hot so this is not a good thing for me. But my weak tree is gone, I don't have to clean up and someone is getting some decent mulch! I recycle, just on a larger scale!