The Cool House: No Treegasm

Saturday, April 18, 2009

No Treegasm


I asked the landscaper's advice about the leaning juniper in the neglected garden. He confirmed it couldn't be saved; it would cost hundreds to brace it properly with wires and it probably wouldn't survive the trauma, and "it wasn't a very good specimen anyway". He recommended cutting it off a foot from the ground and taking the stump out with the rest of the trash when we tackle this part of the yard.
One person had commented that when a tree is cut down the energy continues to flow and jumping on the stump has an electrifying, almost orgasmic effect. Unfortunately I had no chance to test this theory as jumping around trees while a chainsaw is operation, even to conduct a very important scientific experiment, voids the landscapers' insurance. I did go and stand on it after they left but all that remained was another inert stump in a barren tract of land.

9 comments:

Maya said...

Interesting theory there! Yard work..., well, we've just started today tackling ours, no stump but a big bolder to remove...

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

I laughed out loud as I read your post...Thanks for trying to test the jump on the trunk theory! I am still holding out for the opportunity to try it or hear from another who has tried it. I am sure your tree removal person is now curious!

from the right bank said...

Hilarious post!

kathleen said...

Very funny. Your landscaper must enjoy working at your place.

I'm always glad to get rid of a problematic tree, as it frees up some space to put in something that works better.

Renovation Therapy said...

LOL!!!

Jenni said...

What ?

Jenni said...

I have heard of tree hugging. However, this may be a step toooooo far.

I am still giggling.

Why S? said...

This made me kind of sad. I'm always sorry to hear of a tree lost to this world.

modernemama said...

Why S: I know but we already had a new tree ready to plant and this week we'll plant two more. After all it's Earth Week and it's the right thing to do