St. Patrick’s Day, But Our Green Is Lost

Last summer’s geraniums (which stayed in bloom well into Advent.) This shows how close the trees were.

One of the nicest things about our apartment was a copse of trees from the back yard of a neighboring house, which gave us not only something nice to look at but shade and a place for the birds to build nests. Just this morning I remarked how lucky we were to have that old empty house there (the original on this lot, probably the landlord’s family home from when this was just a farm village.)
And then, surprise, the sound of a chainsaw.

Above, the last photo of our view as it disappeared. Two large trees are already gone. Below, the results. We fear that the house will be torn down as well, after all it’s prime land that could be bringing some income. But the loss of the trees is just heartbreaking. I think we are in shock.

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3 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day, But Our Green Is Lost

  1. Carlisle says:

    I feel your pain.

  2. Paschberg says:

    Me too – i would miss especially the leaf-trees (the hazel-tree).
    On the other hand I know about a large number of lawsuits due to shadowing high trees on neigboring grounds.
    As the garden of this house looks like, the site must have been un- or seldom inhabited for some time. The house looks a bit like the “Neue Heimat” Blocks from the 1930íes and 1940íes. In Tirol most of this blocks are also under diskussion to tear down and building newer (energy saving) houses. On the other hand those old buildings often have a good architectural quality – despite the questionable political background.

  3. Marcellina says:

    I am not certain, but I think this house must be older than 1930.

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