It certainly is a very large tree.
The Red Hawk likes to sit on one of the branches and eye our bird feeders, looking to snatch a tasty morsel. It has three large trunks and must stand a good 50 feet tall.
In addition it leans towards the creek and if it ever did come down it would take half the bank with it.
One of the really good things about our park is the upkeep of the grounds. So in anticipation of removing this tree they have planted a couple of others -- liquid amber and a pepper tree. Here they are waiting to be planted and I'm happy to say they were planted before the day was out. Another happy factor is that the leaves will blow towards the creek and not add to our responsibility. The gardeners regularly clean out the creek. Later I noticed that they have planted quite a few other trees up and down the creek and recently we had about half an inch of rain. Greatly welcomed!!
I hope I'm at home the day they decide to bring down the big old pine tree -- should bring quite a bit of excitement.
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