The Fall of the Corkscrew Willow

When we got home this evening we discovered the long suffering Corkscrew Willow had fallen. It’s been shucking brittle branches in to our backyard for the past four years so it’s no surprise. But man, it fell so well – not in our neighbors yard, not on the boat, not on the house, not on the fence. Perfect

Except for the pines that used to separate our house from the farm field across the two-lane county road behind our house, we’ve planted every tree in our yard over the past 20+ years. We lost a Birch, a Willow and an Oak in that time.  For some reason, the Maple trees in the yard are the only healthy trees we have.

When we got home this evening we discovered the long-suffering Corkscrew Willow had fallen. It’s been shucking brittle branches into our backyard for the past four years so it’s no surprise. But man, it fell so well – not in our neighbors yard, not on the boat, not on the house, not on the fence. Perfect.

I’m set on firewood. The next question is how many months it will take me to get this thing into burnable pieces.  More pictures are here.

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