She really is weeping as her days are now numbered. The Beavers started to attack her bark and left plenty of gashes to tell me they were going to finish her off. This tress was a small beauty when I mover her in 1988 here it is 2012 and will be gone if our bodies hold up, by 2013. I really need to be the one to take her down if left to the beavers it may take out the bedroom and us if we are in the bed. We do not have thousands to pay a tree company so we will do it a little at a time. I felt like we won in a way because one section they were gnawing on is now down, they will know I have had enough. I know they have to survive as well but our loss of a home or possible life or that of pets we love will have us working hard to take it down safely. I will use the willow pieces as stepping-stones in the yard, well till they become one with the landscape once again. She did her best to suck up flood waters over and over and though she looks gnarly and battered for all the storms she withstood her insides were beautifully healthy. The squirrels have lived up in the nook for years as winter approaches I do not know where they will go but sadly it is out of our hands she has to go on our terms to keep our home safe from ruin. There will be more grass to mow but I will plant a new Willow in her place and wrap her tender bark with metal fencing then a pretty fence for the outside world to see and I will fill it with plants and flowers the wildlife will love for cover and food, it is the best I can do.
Looks like he was leaving me a NOTE
That will have to wait as we are so sore from all we did yesterday.
I am happy to report no Beavers were killed yesterday while we were ready for them but we did have visitors 6 of them and they could not be happier with the river lower than it was and all the bugs they were finding.