The tree was not healthy last year. We didn't get the glorious golden fall color in October. And the nasty winter and insanely late spring has done her in. But she's so big. And beautiful. And I didn't get any pictures of her in her autumn glory.
In her place, I will plant a tulip poplar who volunteered himself in one of our beds two years ago. He's only about 18 inches tall right now, but they are native to the area and can grow to 100 feet!! Plus they have cool leaves. And I will finally add the Japanese maple I've been wanting for years. There's always room for more trees!
In memoriam, I'm sharing the only two pics I could find of the old girl. (She's in the background of both.)
|Through our arbor, nearly straight ahead, alas hidden by the out-of-control porcelain vine.|
|There she is in the back stretching over the rooftop.|