Goodbye, Tree.

This last weekend we had to say goodbye to a good fried… one of our flowering cherry trees. It was surprisingly hard for me to actually give the “OK” to cut her down. She was old. Maybe as old as our 90-year-old house? I don’t know. I do know that she was dying. With every heavy wind, a good sized branch would come crashing down. It was getting too dangerous, so we chose to say goodbye.

I look at the stump in our front yard and get sad, but we will replant. I think we are going to plant a big pear tree. Something we can get food from. Take down a tree: replant a tree. That’s my way of thinking.

Now I’m saying goodbye, to the tree that provided many years of shade and beautiful spring flowers. Goodbye, Tree. We will miss you.

– Chelsey


  • Em Fairley on said:

    It's sad to say goodbye to something so pretty! Could you, or hubby, or someone you know carve something from what's left of the stump, maybe an owl? That way, it will take on a new look and still be pleasing to look at

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      We have slices of the tree… not sure what we'll do with it… and, we are going to try and cut the stump out and use it as a side table outside. 🙂

  • Emily S. on said:

    Aw, goodbye tree! Flowering cherry trees are one of my favorite trees.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      They are beautiful! We still have one left (probably older than this one). It's still going. 🙂

  • Kacie on said:

    Ok, that's pretty sad. You can plant a new one with Rauri and she'll remember planting it and growing up with it. =)

  • Crystalyn Bryan on said:

    There is a tree in our yard that I hated for months when we bought our house last year. All winter I just wanted to cut it down, and then in the spring it looked like it was actually a crab apple tree so I hated it even more. Turns out it is a pear tree! An actual edible pear tree! Now it is my favorite. It's still ugly though hahaha!

  • Trish on said:

    Oh no! Cherry trees are just the best aren't they? So pretty, but good to cut it down if it was rotting.
    I adore fruit trees, and hope to have a handful of them someday. 🙂

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I want a ton. I like the idea of getting food from our own garden. 🙂

  • jesscurly on said:

    So sad, but I understand. At least you have pretty pictures of it. 🙂

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I'm glad I got a couple of photos of it's last Spring bloom.

  • Charity on said:

    I totally understand how you are feeling about your tree. We lost 4 trees, 2 big pines, a cherry tree, and a small maple due to a tornado that came through our area. Even though it happened a little over 6 months ago I still look out the window expecting our trees to be there and missing them just about everyday. Hopefully we'll be replacing them in the Spring.

  • Jennifer on said:

    :'( Sad. It was a very pretty tree. Glad you are planting a new one though. 🙂

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