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Death of a tree

It was a sad day today to see my splendid conifer tree fall. After the post I did on the heat of summer, it was inevitable that the big conifer on the corner of our plot was not going to survive the summer. I know that this majestic tree is a common site in the northern hemisphere. I have a feeling that the heat here in Philly is too intense. I was also told that they have a life span of 5 years or so. Is this true?

[one_half]Takes years to get to this height[/one_half]

[one_half_last]How quick it is to take something down[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Thats all that is left behind -a stump[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Everything was dry and dead[/one_half_last]

After we had cleared the area of all the dry branches, I watered the patch and immediately I had visitors. The local Butcher Bird family (Fiscal Shrike) came to enjoy the sprinkler. They were having a ball and my mood brightened to know that I can make this area and my new tree stump a real feature to attract the birds and bees! Oh yes…. the bees were also all over this tree. The sap was oozing out and the bees were going mad.

[one_half]Amazing – there were hundreds of bees[/one_half]

[one_half_last]They were dancing and battling with each other[/one_half_last]

Well, the wonders of nature shows me that the death of one majestic tree gives life to so many other creatures.

I will honour this tree by creating a special feature here. Watch this space!

Happy gardening xxx