I had to have another silver maple taken down. https://sarasinart.net/2014/10/06/canker-spots-on-a-silver-maple/ They are so soft and diseases can get into their wood so easily. I didn’t plant any of these, they were all here before I was. There are two more big ones at the back of the yard.
The guys found lots of metal inside this one, nails, etc, and the metal kept tearing up their chain. I have no idea who or why anybody would have pounded nails or other metal things into a tree.
Red headed woodpeckers and downy woodpeckers had been having a good time finding bugs in lots of holes they had bored into the top branches of the tree, so they will have to peck somewhere else next year.
Before the tree service guys started on the tree, there were lot of squirrels around where Dylan puts corn out for them. They all scattered when these guys came to cut the tree, and I’m sure they thought the world was ending when they started running the chipper.
Downy woodpecker didn’t care about the corn, cos he knows where the suet block is.
MaChatte is enjoying the wildlife outside her windows.