Friday, September 25, 2009


Our huge, gorgeous camphor tree at the front of our house is dying. I loved that tree. It was one of the things that attracted me to this little house of ours (the main reason was the affordability-we live in the Bay Area). We had an arborist come out and evaluate it. I wanted to save it but it can't be saved. The change in the tree since we got the news has been amazing. It really looks sick now. So sad. We have to get a permit from the city to have it removed, the cement sidewalk and curb has to be broken up and removed, then the stump can be removed. Then we will have to have the sidewalk and curb redone and a new tree planted. This is going to be expensive. Sigh. At least we can do it in stages.


Judy said...

What a shame. I know what it's like to lose trees. I hope when all is said and done the new one will thrive for years and years to come. Do you have any idea what you will plant?

Brenda said...

Thank you, Judy. We have to find out from the city what trees are allowed. We will be required to pick one from the list. DSH hasn't gone to the city offices to stand in line to get the permit for tree removal and the permitted tree list. He will get there eventually!