a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trimming The Poop Trees...

You know the ones I'm talking about.  The trees and bushes that grow as birds plant them in their own little micro environment.  Moisture, fertilizer and seed...how can these fail to grow??  Of course they're always dropped where they aren't needed and where it's almost impossible for them to be transplanted.
Here is a huge Black Walnut tree.  That's all I need there but it doesn't always work that way.  Been behind on yard work with life kinda getting in the way.  This is the day I decided to do ONE thing.

The birds land in the tree and plant mulberries, briers, blackberry, and wild hedge...none of which I want here.

My option?  Chop, chop!
Buckets of sweat later...
one Black Walnut tree remains.
Lizzy asks,  Are you ever gonna throw these boots away???

20 comments:

Saucy Kodz said...

OK there - duct tape would work on those boots with a piece of plastic or were gonna take up a collection and get ya a pair. he,he Nice job on the trees and thanks a bunch Gail for the nice comment - whatever was I thinking about that reader is cleared up - I was in the wrong barn. silly me - have a wonderful day - love the photo of lizzy n yer boots, Eh!!

Manzanita said...

Hahaha
Nothing as comfortable as an old shoe or an old boot.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The ones the birds plant grow better than the ones I plant.
And it would probably take way too long to break in a new pair of boots.

Terri said...

Good job (she says from the peanut gallery!). LOL!! Love your boots.

Sandra said...

love that boot shot and the sweet facing staring up into the camera. i liked the tree better with the wild stuff.. jungle is our thing....but the removal is great exercise...

the canned quilter said...

Your boots look like mt garden clogs. Do you ever do anything around the farm without a four footed audience? I don't! What would we do without their help? Hugs : )

DFW said...

We have the same problem with birds 'depositing' new plants in the wrong places. And I agree w/Alex, if we left them alone, they would probably grow better than those we place.

Whoever is taking up a collection to get you a new pair of boots, tell them I'm in. I guess, if the soles aren't worn out, they are still functionable (new word around our house).

Far Side of Fifty said...

I have some Aspen(Piss Popple) that like to sprout up in the yard...and acorns that never are in the right spot. Your tree looks better than your boots:)

Farm Girl said...

That is a huge nice tree. Yep, all of that work but it looks great now. Nice boots, I had to finally give mine up they were starting to fill with dirt and then water with ever step. :)

ellen abbott said...

Around here it's pecan trees and the squirrels plant them all over the yard. If you don't dig them up before they get about 8" tall you are shit out of luck. you'll be cutting that thing down forever.

Country Gal said...

Yes I find all kinds of unwanted plants transferred in my gardens by birds and chipmunks . Lovely photos the last photo is cute ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Lynne said...

Nope . . . those boots are keepers. I even tried to replace them and she said, "I love my boots" (or something like that!)

Irene said...

That happens constantly in my flowerbeds out on the patio. I have regular trees growing there that have to be taken down because there is no room for them. This summer there are all sorts of mysterious plants popping out of the ground again that I am keeping a watchful eye on. I always have my clippers handy and will not be caught off guard again.

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

I so agree with you regarding the birds. They keep dropping little seeds and pieces creating a jungle in places where you really don't need added foliage or the work.
I like the way you groomed your black walnut tree, have you had walnuts from it yet?
When you have a good pair of boots already broken in you really don't want to have to get rid of them. Do you have duck tape? It's great for repairing all kinds of stuff. I used it on my husbands lounge chair in the house.

TexWisGirl said...

some good 'broken in' boots, there. :)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

You have to admit though, that nature is pretty ingenious to find a way to propogate trees.
Lynne x

Sandee said...

And a fine job of trimming indeed. No she's not going to trash the boots. They've lots of use yet.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Lizzy. :)

LindaG said...

Looked to me like Lizzy was apologizing for chewing the hole in them. ;-)

I have trees that need clearing, too; but don't have your energy to do so!
Have a wonderful day, Gail. :-)

Sue said...

haha

Poop trees.

I never thought of that way of spreading seeds...You are expanding my horizons.

=)

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