See those five big Eucalyptus trees on the right hand side of this photo?
By the time you are reading this they will either be gone or almost gone. Supposedly. They are on the neighbors large lot and are dropping a lot of debris on my landlady’s other unit and she was afraid they might lose limbs and damage the house. So she went over and asked if they wouldn’t mind chopping them down and would you believe they said sure? I’m not sure I’ll believe it unless the sound of chainsaws wake me up.
On the one hand I hate when large trees are chopped down. They are habitat and food for all number of creatures and do provide a wind screen. They do not however provide a windscreen for me. At least not much of one. They are directly west of my house and the wind seems to come from the bay which is north west. And Eucalyptus are nightmarishly messy trees. I would never buy a property with one on it, never mind five. I actually don’t really want any large trees on a small suburban lot except for the ones I put there or possibly something well behaved with no surface roots and not too much litter. And on the north side of the property so it doesn’t cast a shadow on the entire yard. One of the things I loved about this lot is that there are no huge trees on it.
Anyway I have no say in whether they stay or go. I’m just surprised it is going to happen as it will cost a fortune. It will be interesting to see how the space looks and feels with them gone. At least I won’t have their leaves blowing into the garden anymore.