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Does anyone remember Wilbur and Cyril (thankyou Beverley for the names), my goggly eyed monster. I'm afraid this magnificent Powton , and all the other names it has, is comingbto an end. Several of its tallest branches snapped in a windstorm 2 days ago and what is left isnt worth saving.
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Oh no, that's a shame! :(
 
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It's sad to lose any plant, but when it's a mature tree that's been growing for many years it's loss is felt even more. :(

A couple of months ago I had a 60ft Scots Pine felled. A beautiful tree that was leaning quite badly and wasn't safe to leave standing.
 

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Enough to give you nightmates:confused::eek:View attachment 15741Can anyone else see him? I'm hoping that when I go back down this morning in daylight he'll be gone, that is, it will just look like a normal tree to me.:p....instead of a horned, googleyeyed, confused thing lurking in my garden. Actually, he probably looks quite harmless:rolleyes:....most likely trying to hide:love:
Yes i can see him, but what about those green eyes in the purple flowered bush just in front of him.:eek:
 
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I must say you had me guessing for a while Logan but I eventually spied the green eyes down low. ....Keeping an eye on what is going on;). I've got till early January to come to terms to saying farewell to this tree:cry:, the little bushy fella in the front will have to run for cover:eek::rolleyes:o_O;)
 
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I obviously couldn't bring myself to say goodbye so now, 9 months later, i finally arranged for our wonderful woodsman to chop all but this solitary trunk which will soon burst out in bloom. Most likely its last hoorah but i just had to let it strut its stuff whilst there is stuff to strut, wouldn't you agree.
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I obviously couldn't bring myself to say goodbye so now, 9 months later, i finally arranged for our wonderful woodsman to chop all but this solitary trunk which will soon burst out in bloom. Most likely its last hoorah but i just had to let it strut its stuff whilst there is stuff to strut, wouldn't you agree.
Are you thinking of finishing the cut after this last hoorah? :nailbiting:

What if you have him cut it a bit above the eye, and use the trunk as a trellis for something vining? Or after the inside of the trunk gets a bit decomposed, maybe you could put something cascading into it to give the eye some "hair" ?? :ROFLMAO:

(I can't tell how high up the eye is. In the first few pictures, it didn't look so high, but now I can't tell.)
 
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The eye is about 6 metres high so probably is a bit too high for your lovely imaginary idea MaryMary. 2hat a l9vely thought though. I'll probably wait untill all the other branches fall and it looks too lonely to leave all 9n its o2n so could have a couple of hoorahsleft.
 

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