The tree that has been the bane of my patio existence was removed this morning!
I had been after them for over a month to once again (3rd or 4th time) come and trim the sections that were hanging over my patio. Here’s a sample, doesn’t show how much it overhung, but trust me, it DID:
it’s the tree in the foreground. A big old eucalyptus, more than 2 stories high. That’s our patio fence to the left of it. 2-3 times a week I had to rake up community tree leaves off our patio, because that’s the direction the wind ALWAYS blows. This has been a problem for over 6-7 years.
Adding to the problem is that I’m allergic to menthol. (i.e., eucalyptus.) I didn’t notice the tree when we moved in 15 years ago. But every summer, on cooler nights when I try to open the windows instead of run the a/c, I’d always wake up with a sore throat, congestion, etc. It was the damned menthol from the tree.
So imagine my thrill when about 9 am, we are hearing a LOT of noise outside. I look out my home office window, and see a big tree cutting truck right in front of our garage! I go look out my bedroom window, and my gosh, the tree is already entirely gone, and it looks like this: