WW: 74 Trees

It was a crazy weekend around here. Crazy as in crazy busy. I finally got started on my craft room remodel and the tree project of Hubby’s had some major progress. Progress like 74 trees cleared. To get a good visual you can see an old photo of my house here. See ALL the trees on the right (your right), well they are ALL gone.

Our home

It was a bit shocking at first. We’re still getting use to it.

My home house

There were a ton of trees to remove. A ton of stumps too!

Dump truck picking up tree stumps

Now it’s time to make it pretty and figure out what to do between our homes. My vote goes for a long row of pretty lilacs!

John Deere excavators clearing trees



  1. Vickie Couturier says

    wow,,thqt is a big project,how long did it take him to clear it out,,and didn’t it keep your view blocked from the neighors?? I would love to have those in my yard,but I have not many,,probably wouldn’t want 74,,2 or3 would be nice

  2. There must have been a lot of noise for quite a while clearing those out!

  3. Tammy says

    Wowzers, that’s a lot of trees! We have some huge trees in our yard that we really need to look at getting trimmed and some of them removed even. We’re not so handy that we’d attempt it ourselves though, lol!

  4. Why in heavens name did you remove those beautiful trees. I wish I had more in our neighborhood. We’re right by the river, but by us there’s only a few. I cried they got down two great big evergreens across the street. They were beautiful. Why they did that is soooooooooo beyond me. Oh well, to each their own. I’m sure it will look beautiful when you decide on what to do with it now. Have fun!

  5. Rosey says

    Lilacs are my mom’s most favorite flower. πŸ™‚

  6. Wow.. what a big project. Looks so nice though.

  7. Holy wow! That’s huge! And a long row of lilacs sounds SO DREAMY! Garden benches underneath are a must! πŸ˜‰ (And can I come visit?) πŸ™‚

  8. Wow! That’s a lot of trees…sure opens some space. You could do so much there.

  9. What was the reason for taking them down?

    • Jennifer says

      Most of them were dead or dying and the lack of sun and them all being so close to the house was damaging the house.

  10. Oh my! I bet it’s still a little weird! I bet lilacs would be beautiful there!

  11. I’ll bet that’s a huge difference. Wondering two things. Do you like your neighbors? Also, how come you took them all down?

  12. Wow! That is a lot of trees! If you have a wood burning stove that’d be handy πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you put there.

    • Jennifer says

      We just rebuilt after losing our home to a wood stove. I think our years of burning are behind us.

      • Really?!?! Wow! We don’t have a wood stove but my parents do. Wood stoves are common here in Washington state. Was it a chimney fire?

  13. When I saw all those trees I sort of cringed because all it takes is one good storm and just ugh! Then I cringed again for a couple of reasons . . . that’s a whole lotta trees to take down and back in Maine, we cleared twenty trees from our property and the cost alone was insane.

    Lilacs are so nice, and smell soooooo good when they bloom. They’re one of my faves.

  14. Sarah Hayes says

    Lilacs would be pretty or any other kind of flower would look nice in all that area. that was quite the project!

  15. You have a very pretty lot! We have a single tree on our property, a 3′ tall blue spruce we planted. I wish we had more.

  16. Love the house and how open the lot looks now! Why did you remove the trees? That’s one thing I’m making sure of when we finally buy, I am going to do my hardest to make sure I can’t see a neighbor lol. Spent too much time living in military housing on top of everyone.

  17. Wow. I bet your boys have a blast in that yard!!! Your house is gorgeous.

  18. Wow, that is a big project! Did you just want more space?

  19. Wow that’s quite an undertaking and what a beautiful home I LOVE lilacs! they’re gorgeous and smell divine!

  20. Tammy S says

    Wow 74 trees is a lot. Good thing you didn’t have to help him. πŸ™‚ Your property is beautiful! Good luck with your craft room.

  21. I LOVE lilacs but they make me sneeze. πŸ˜› Whatever you decide to do I’m sure it will be beautiful!

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