26 Jan 2016

THE DESTINY OF A FIR

From a tiny little fir my son got at school as a little Christmas tree



over more than 20 years it stood besides our house and grew and grew. Mr. G. thought it had become far too big and had it cut. As it was such a beautiful tree, the city cut it for free and used it as Christmas tree on a roundabout just at the entrance of Waterloo.




There it stood proudly day



and night for 7 weeks.


Last week when I drove home the roundabout looked so empty ! Our tree was gone ! I had missed when they took it away. Without roots of course it couldn't stay. Now it has probably become a little hill of ashes.




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14 comments:

Andrew said...

It is sad but it did make a lovely Christmas tree.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely tree! So sorry to hear it's gone though.

Fun60 said...

Our old trees go through a machine to shred them into smaller pieces and they are used as compost so your tree might still be providing life for something else.

Klara said...

this is an incredible story. amazing how well the tree thrived in your garden and super that the commune 'recycled' it so nicely.

biebkriebels said...

I was wondering what would happen to it, I am afraid you are right about its destiny.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. I expect it's happily mulching away somewhere - they wouldn't burn it ... too wet - the wood. But it served you well and has good memories .. cheers Hilary

Reader Wil said...

Such a pity that everything has an end in its life.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team

Jo said...

I hope your tree will be compost and provide food for other living trees. I was sad when you told us a couple of weeks ago it was cut down. But it did make a good Christmas tree.

Mara said...

Well, it ended its life on a high note at least.

Tanya Breese said...

oh what a wonderful post! roanoke's christmas tree had a very similar story...it became too big for someone's yard so they cut it and it was the city's tree this year!

pattisjarrett said...

That's sad. I suppose it made a lot of people smile for a few weeks.

Betty said...

Good bye tree! You've had a good life. Rest in peace.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Awww! But it led a good and full life! And you have pictures for the memories ;>)

TheChieftess said...

Ooohhhh... I'm so sad!!! What a lovely tree! We have a huge Deodor tree that was planted in our front yard in 1951 in honor of the birth of my husband! Yep...we live in the house that his grandparents built and his tree has grown to at least 75 feet and shades the whole front yard! Yours certainly did make a beautiful Christmas tree in the end!