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The lovely Mrs_Bob has a favorite tree.

Its a weeping willow. It died and was resurrected and has been a bane to my existence for years. Especially since we put in the swimming pool.

Today the lovely wife went to the shopping mall. I told her I was going to do some yard work
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I like the statue to the left of the tree. You live on Easter Island I presume?
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I like the statue to the left of the tree. You live on Easter Island I presume?
That is "ED the giant Moai Head" and yes, we live on Easter Island

The clean up has begun.....
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I would like to hear the story of "Ed" sometime?
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I would like to hear the story of "Ed" sometime?
He was a 50th birthday present for me from my wife. It was quite the spectical when he came off the truck. Needed a forklift to get him down and onto the road, then used pallet forks on the tractor's 3pt-hitch to move him across the grass and into position on the wall.
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He was a 50th birthday present for me from my wife. It was quite the spectical when he came off the truck. Needed a forklift to get him down and onto the road, then used pallet forks on the tractor's 3pt-hitch to move him across the grass and into position on the wall.
Cool, bet that was a surprise indeed.
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Oh Bob, I think that you're in trouble.

i went through the same thing many years ago. My wife likes her trees au natural. I didn't mind because it was less pruning for me but they got to be such a pain to mow around that I envoked the 6 foot rule ... no limbs or branches less than 6 feet from the ground. There was plenty of bitching and moaning but eventually she came to accept the idea.

Good luck and tell us where to send flowers.
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Well I didn't get in too much trouble. While it was her favorite tree, even she realized how much grief it caused, how much mess it caused, and how much I hated that damn thing!!!

Today she even helped by raking up some of the smaller debris.
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Wheeping willows are stunningly beautiful trees that grace many a fine lawn. I love to see them especially in the spring when they leaf out lime green against a dark grass and perhaps a small pond.

I advocate planting them,,,,,

So long as it is on someone else's lawn
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Wheeping willows are stunningly beautiful trees that grace many a fine lawn. I love to see them especially in the spring when they leaf out lime green against a dark grass and perhaps a small pond.

I advocate planting them,,,,,

So long as it is on someone else's lawn
Agreed. Beautiful trees. But I don't want it near the house. Far away. Far far away.
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He was a 50th birthday present for me from my wife. It was quite the spectical when he came off the truck. Needed a forklift to get him down and onto the road, then used pallet forks on the tractor's 3pt-hitch to move him across the grass and into position on the wall.

I'm sure that is the same way the Easter Islanders moved their giant stone heads....
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