Last of the Giants

On the day after Thanksgiving, 2006, Dad, Steve and I cut down the last of the big balm of Gilead poplars (Populus balsamifera) around the main house. It had been dropping branches for a couple of years, threatening the electric lines into the house and — if the whole tree came down — the house itself. I wrote about the felling here. You can see photos of the felling here.

–Dave

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About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on January 3, 2007, in humans, trees. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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