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Our new tree at the nursery

For a few years we have been contemplating removing the tree in front of our house that we inherited when we purchased our home. It is a beautiful birch tree but it keeps growing and Greg keeps trimming it down twice a year. A couple of years ago we had professional landscapers trim down the tree and it looked so much better. But then it starts to grow again. It got to the point that it was taking over half of our house and was becoming a maintenance headache. So this year we finally had it removed because it doubled in size and width in a few months. Below is a before and after pictures plus some wonderful artistic trees we saw during our search. I really loved the weeping blue atlas cedar but I am afraid the deer would eat it. I love how the branches grow to the ground. The tree we purchased is beautiful and is perfect for the spot!

Our Old Tree
Our new tree

My favorite artsy type tree:
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar 2

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar 3

This was fun – the landscaper groomed it to look like a cactus!
Catcus Tree

I like Bonsai trees – so this was interesting to me.
Bonsai type tree

And here are a few more interesting trees. It is amazing the different varieties. It was fun searching!
Sculptured Tree


Another weeping type of tree


Double Weeping Cherry

8 thoughts on “Our New Tree

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I love your new tree. I also love all the other trees you showed us !!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – we were happy to get rid of the overgrown tree! It was a lot of fun shopping and dreaming!

  2. We are in the process of picking out shrubbery and trees that need to be planted this fall…it’s quite fun!

    1. Bernice says:

      It is so much fun walking around the nurseries. Good luck in your selections!

  3. Sophie33 says:

    Also love your new tree,…young & beautiful too! Love the other trees too!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! This Japanese Maple is a slow grower so we are not sure how old it is. But we should not have a problem with it taking over the house!

  4. LFFL says:

    How gorgeous! Love the photos.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! It was fun shopping!

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