Huh.

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1,000 posts almost makes up for this…

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This pile of wood shavings is what’s left of my squirrel tree. My 23 year old pussy willow is no more. It cracked down the middle, and half of it was leaning on my house. I’m so bummed. What will my squirrels do?

My yard is forlorn and bare, and I am so very sad to lose my beautiful tree.

17 thoughts on “1,000

  1. Cyranny says:

    I understand you, Donna. I get emotional when major trees get cut down in my area… Trees bring so much life in a neighbourhood. Hmmm. Sorry your squirrel tree had to go. No milestone will make up for that, but happy 1000th anyway! *hugs*

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    1. I really wanted to keep my tree, but it was intent on taking my house out with it when it fell. It was also too close to the power lines. I miss it so much.

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  2. quiall says:

    Congratulation!!! You could plant a mature tree in that spot. Or build a squirrel tree.

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    1. Build? I’m not sure what you mean. I should put several feeders there just to tick off my neighbor. I’m sure that idiot was cheering as the tree died. He hated that tree as much as he hated my squirrel friends. He must be over the moon happy.

      My house looks tiny and insignificant now. The tree gave my yard character. I am so bummed.

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      1. quiall says:

        You have seen cat trees they have to allow a cat in your home to climb up and rest off the ground? Same principle. Your neighbour would hate it!

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      2. I wish I was that talented! I tried googling free-standing, squirrel friendly feeders, but no one seems to sell them. I’d love to buy two or three of those.

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      3. I love this idea – or just plant a new tree and, until it gets bigger, put out plenty of squirrel feeders. You’ll probably attract an even bigger number of squirrels that way!

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      4. I’m feeding them out back now. I had three or four out there today so at least they haven’t given up on me.

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  3. First the car, now the tree – here’s hoping this is the last of the troubles!

    But congrats on 1,000 posts – that’s quite a milestone!

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    1. It doesn’t seem like I’ve posted that many, but I guess I have.

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  4. JackieP says:

    I second the motion on a squirrel tree. I never liked having neighbors try and tell me what to do with my own home. 😉 Congrats on the 1000! I had a tree here that got cut down. It was in my neighbors yard but it was huge and beautiful and I was sad for a very long time when it was gone. 😦

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    1. I cried and cried today, Jackie. I didn’t think I was going to stop. I had a lone mourning dove out front picking through the tree wreckage. It broke my heart. I felt a little better when I saw three squirrels eating out back (I’d put peanuts and seed out back instead).

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      1. JackieP says:

        I know how you feel. I cried too when they cut down the tree here. I still mourn for it. No shame in it. Maybe you can find a fast growing tree to plant. It’s good the squirrels are still coming.

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  5. Candace says:

    Congrats on 1000! Very sad about the tree, I hate having to take them down but if it was a danger to your house, you had no choice. I have always wanted someone to make me a big totem pole for our yard but it would probably be too expensive for me. Know any carvers? If not, I would definitely plant a new tree and put some feeders out. Too bad your neighbor is such a mean person.

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    1. I have to figure out what kind of tree will last around 50 years so it will be here long after I’m gone. I can’t do this again in 20 years. I need something that will behave and not threaten the house or power lines. I feel like I’ve lost a family member or a pet. It’s horrible.

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  6. I would hate to lose either of my trees, though I do worry a bit about both of their conditions. My neighbor took out his front yard tree seven years ago, and I’d bet he’s been eyeing my my tree which is near his driveway with the same intent. The squirrels love both my trees, and I’d be just as upset as you are if either had to (or did on their own) come down. Hopefully they will still visit you (and drive your clapping neighbor up the wall)…

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    1. I’m not going to stop feeding or encouraging them, tree or no tree. I still can’t believe my favorite tree is gone.

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