It is a little bit strange at Pine Ridge today. Every time I look over towards the flower bed with the Crabapple trees in it I feel a little startled. Something has changed, and I am still adjusting.
Basically, some Balsam Firs which had died over the winter have been removed. It really looks much better, but I am still getting used to seeing much further, in fact, having a view!
The adventure started very early in the morning when a large crane truck arrived.
In the next picture you can see the dead trees. The men are setting up the truck, making sure it is level and well supported to the sides.
Here the first of the dead trees, cut out of the Sampler Garden, is being lifted over the large Maple and over to behind the Crabapple Garden. It looks small here, but it's deceptive, that tree was a good 15" at the base.
Now I just have to get used to the new 'look' at Pine Ridge.