One last photograph in front of our walnut tree

By | | Miscellany |

We’ve put off the decision for years, but unfortunately the time has come to remove the ancient walnut tree from our front yard. We join a number of neighbors who’ve had to do the same.

It’s been the scene of many family photographs over the years and we’ll learn about how old the tree is when we can count the rings on its stump.

The concrete patch above where Eliot and Olivia are standing fills a hole where a big branch was lost during the 1962 Columbus Day storm.

Eliot and Olivia in front of the soon-to-be-gone walnut tree at Dartmoor on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.
Eliot and Olivia in front of the soon-to-be-gone walnut tree at Dartmoor on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.