∧ that’s me, by the way.
That’s a tree sized apple tree branch tied to my fence, in case you’re wondering.
Confused? Let’s start at the beginning:
Yesterday I noticed that my beloved apple tree looked different. Upon closer inspection I discovered a large branch almost broken off.
I was distressed, obviously, so to Google I went.
I discovered that while this isn’t happy news, it’s also not a disaster. It did no damage to property and shouldn’t affect the health of the tree. Fingers crossed.
Before I made any cuts I went out to the other side of the fence to see what was going on there.
As I looked closer I noticed
Bees! Hundreds of them! You know me, doing my part to save the bee population!
So I climbed up the ladder with my clean handsaw and cut the branch down. It was only hanging on by a thread so it didn’t take much effort.
I guess I thought that once I cut the branch from the tree it would just fall down. It didn’t.
I untangled it from branches still attached to the tree. Still didn’t budge.
It took a combination of lifting and pulling and wrestling to get it down. But I finally did.
Then I had a tree sized branch to deal with.
I wasn’t going to let this go to waste. I need it for the 100s of craft projects that will work out easily and perfectly in my mind!
So I dragged it up the alley and down my driveway.
But of course, it blocked the driveway so I had to cut it up.
The main branch was light after I cut a larger piece off so I just tossed it over my fence. The piece I cut off though? Really big and really heavy.
Which leads us back to the tree tied to my fence.
I tied it for three reasons. One-I need to be able to drive through my driveway. Two-I didn’t want to risk it getting wind damaged and three, call me crazy, I didn’t want anyone to take it.
I’m sure you’re wondering why I think someone might steal a dying tree branch.
Because I would. See? Crazy.
It’s so pretty! Who wouldn’t want it??
Thankfully, the tree doesn’t look any worse for the wear either!
I’m really excited to start working on all those crafts-stay tuned!