Thursday, February 27, 2014

A New Start

I must admit.. I have been in hiding. I have been trying to figure out how to make this post for a couple of weeks now. Here goes!
Our property is covered in old growth doug fir trees(150 yrs+). The house was build literally surrounded by trees, and they have been untouched until today. We made the decision after our recent, and frequent wind storms. The trees surrounding the house's had to go for our safety now and in the future. Living so close to these massive trees made the house feel like a modern tree house. Now we have a mountain cabin, and the landscape is getting a new start. The previous owners were not smart about the trees. They topped a lot of them for satellite TV. So the trees grew back deformed, and top heavy. All of the trees fought for sunlight too. So the majority only had foliage on the tops, which also makes the tree top heavy.
We want to be smart this time around for future generations, but this means we are in for the long haul. We have our work cut out for us that's for sure. The cleanup is going to take some time, but we are damn determined.. This is our home. It will get done as soon as humanly possible. Once complete - I say it is time for a good long relaxing vacation! :)


But on the bright side (literally) we have tons of light for our garden, and for the trees to grow properly. We also now have a lake and mountain view!
This is our livingroom view before:
and after:


7 comments :

  1. hi :)
    I am very sorry that had to chop down trees. It is a pity that past owners did not watch them grow.
    Good luck to you! :)

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    1. Thank you! It is a shame.Trees fall naturally.. But 5 in a row in one season is just to scary for us as NEW homeowners. We started to REALLY look at some of the trees, and a good portion of them looked like a danger. :/ So here is to a new beginning. Cheers!

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  2. Oh, this is tough, but it's nearly impossible to selectively thin trees without weakening the ones that can blow where you don't want them. I'm enough of a pantheist to hate cutting down anything, but sometimes it has to be done. Now you can have an orchard, even a nut grove. You'll have more sunlight, less moss, better growing conditions, and a different set of birds. AND a water view! *sigh*

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    1. You read my blog too?! hehe We plan on having a small orchard. We have 3 apple trees and 2 pear trees so far. Nut grove sounds like a good plan too! Lots of beautifying will be happening around here as soon as we can get this place leveled out again. The sun now wakes us up. We never got much sun before.. :)

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  3. It's sad about your trees but your new view is absolutely gorgeous! There's always a silver lining :)

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    1. The place is a mess.. I wish you could have seen it before all of this, but we will get it show ready ASAP. The before and after is going to be a fun one to share. :)

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