Saturday, September 18th, 2004
4:35 pm - Ivan the Terrible  
Okay, not really, but it has been raining forest creatures here as Ivan rolls through New England. The winds are strong, but I didn't think they were that bad. I was wrong.

It was just about a year ago that I came home to find a good chunk of one my Bradford pears lying in the street. Ivan has pretty much finished it off. Ivan also got my next door neighbors' Bradford. What a crap tree. They're like china dolls. Very pretty, but terribly fragile.

At least it gives me a chance to try out LiveJournal's new picture galleries.

My Bradford Pear

At least it's not in the street this time...
My Bradford Pear
My Neighbors' Bradford Pear My Neighbors' Bradford Pear

I thought their tree was in a lot better shape than mine. I guess not.

Just what I need. More yard work.
Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: (in my head) "I'm a Lumberjack" -- Michael Palin
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Katie M.katie_m on September 18th, 2004 - 02:51 pm
Yeah, Bradfords are not sturdy trees. Awfully pretty in the springtime, though.
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Hugh Likes Carrots: bride oftheodosia on September 18th, 2004 - 04:08 pm
On the other hand... chainsaw!
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DXMachinadxmachina on September 18th, 2004 - 07:58 pm
Since it's not actually blocking traffic this time, I think I'm going to let the town do the chainsawing. They should be much better equipped to handle it than me.
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arliss: treearliss on September 18th, 2004 - 08:47 pm
I hate Bradfords. Developers bulldoze woods and scrape the land off, build housing or a business "park" and plant the damned tame trees because they grow fast. But as you point out, they are weak. I'm sorry about your trees, DX, but only because they're yours.
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deborah gdebg on September 18th, 2004 - 05:28 pm
Poor weak tree. Alas.

Where does one access these picture gallery thingies?
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DXMachinadxmachina on September 18th, 2004 - 07:57 pm
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