I am very sad

23 02 2009

My favorite weeping willow tree has been cut down…

Time for me to move away perhaps…

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16 responses

23 02 2009
Lat

I’m sorry for your sadness! Did anyone consult you or your neighbours about this? I remember such a plan to cut down a tree was shelved when the residents wrote a petition to the coucil to save the symbolic tree from their nighbourhood.

23 02 2009
Chiara

Poor Willow, poor you. Now both are weeping 😦

23 02 2009
INAL

Oy vey! The people of ancient would be as devastated as you are now Aafke. Plant another to honor it and to remember it.

23 02 2009
Lofter

I’m sorry… *hug*

23 02 2009
Marahm

A tree is a magnificent work of nature. I’m sorry you’ve lost your willow.

I, too, get very sad when I see a tree come down, especially near my house. Three years ago my mom and I disagreed vehemently about one of our trees. She won, and cut it down. I cried. I’m still disgruntled about that. You can’t replace a tree, not really.

23 02 2009
Aafke

First I knew about it was when I heard the noise and looked outside…
They told me the tree was too ill… I really miss it, it was such a beautiful tree, and I have a special penchant for weeping willows.

They did put up an enormous complaint against cutting down Anne Frank’s tree in Amsterdam, that tree is now propped up and tied down, just to keep it standing.

Inal, That’s a good Idea, I can ask the coucil if I can plant another one. But this one was 80 years old, and in summer it was like ing inside a green tent, very mysterious! I always wanted to have a house with such an ancient willowtree, and I was very happy to have one at least on the other side of the road!

23 02 2009
Tony

I hate seeing trees cut down, another contribution to the global warming effect

23 02 2009
Achelois

Weeping willow is my birth tree. This is shocking. I love that tree. There is no excuse for chopping it down. I am so sad myself now 😦

23 02 2009
Dennis the Vizsla

This reminds me of “The Giving Tree” … I also hate to see trees cut down, except for eucalyptus trees growing in Southern California, which are evil and don’t belong here.

23 02 2009
Chiara

On the more positive side, and in support of planting a weeping willow, they grow and spread (both themselves, and seeding new willows) very quickly and easily. Unfortuately when diseased they also shed/spread alot too. Probably too late, but sometimes one can save undiseased branches/wood from a cut tree to incorporate into crafts, art projects.

Chiara
owner of bits of the family Birch tree.

23 02 2009
Specs

People who cut down trees cut through my heart. i can feel your pain and I say we hang out together some time and drown our sorrows in a cup of.. er cocoa for me. You’ll take?

23 02 2009
Specs

Oh, and since you love horses, I hope you read this site: tis got lots of gorgeous horsey pictures to cheer you up.

Smile now. I don’t like seeing you sad and blue. :p

23 02 2009
Aafke

Specs: 😀

so, the blokes were very nice, (besides having killed my tree), and when I said I wanted some pieces cut the ones I wanted up for me, and left a large branch at the side for me to pick up, and the Tarq is now sculpturing it in his stable.

24 02 2009
Haleem

Oh yes you wrote about it before. Consider moving. 😀

24 02 2009
American Bedu

your post brought back many poignant and happy memories for me. My grandparents had a wonderful farm and their back yard centered on this magnificent weeping willow tree where as a child I would play underneath in my own fantasy world for hours at a time!

25 02 2009
Aafke

haleem, you are so perceptive 🙂

Bedu, yes, there always seems to be a slightly different world in the green secret space underneath a weeping willow…

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