There is a tree in my yard that grows dangerously close to a power line that runs from my house to the main pole. The tree didn’t start out that way. In fact, when I first moved into the house, the tree was noting but a little sapling. Over time it became massive, and the branches sway back and forth in the wind. I was afraid the tree would hit the line and knock out the power, so I called a service that does tree pruning in Queens County, NY to cut back the branches of the tree to a level where they couldn’t hit the power line.
One of my friends suggested just getting rid of the tree, but I didn’t have the heart to do it. I’ve seen that tree grow for so many years that I have a connection to it. I sit under that tree and read for fun. I’ve even talked to that tree on occasion about things going on in my life. The tree doesn’t answer back, but its nice to pretend that it does. Even though the tree makes a lot of leaves that need to be raked in the fall, I still love seeing it in my yard.
Now that the tree’s limbs have been pruned, it should be fine for a while. The limbs will grow again, but they won’t get close to the power line for a while. That tree will probably live longer than I will, and the next owner of my home will probably have it cut down, so I might as well enjoy the time I have with the tree. I do wish the tree could bear fruit. It would be nice to have some apples or peaches to harvest. Then again, it would mean a lot of animals would come.