|The Big Dead Tree|
The weather is getting a bit cooler, the days shorter, school has started and Fall is upon us! Veteran’s Day is fast approaching … The MilitaryAvenue team is busy preparing for Veteran's Day with helpful articles, blogs, another Giveaway opportunity, recognizing veteran support organizations and much more during the almost two months preceding November 11th. Then I thought about how I had so much to be thankful for as a veteran. A loving wife (who moved 18 times and will celebrate a 40th anniversary in the spring) and family, a great support team of family/friends, veteran benefits, a church home, a country that recognizes veterans for all their sacrifices and the freedoms that we celebrate as a country!
|Getting started ...|
But I get way ahead of myself as I wanted to focus on some help I received recently! We had a huge dead tree, probably a victim of the ash bore which is killing thousands of trees in our area, which needed to be brought down. It was more than I could handle by myself as it was 42 inches in diameter and about 50 feet tall. It was close to our house and driveway and quickly becoming a hazard with dead branches as big as a medium sized tree that could come down during bad weather.
|Taking out chips with an ax!|
|The stump and taking in how big the tree was on the ground|
|We had to know! 42 inches in diameter.|
|Boys and dogs enjoying a moment to climb!|