We had a half alive black walnut tree that has been on the farmstead probably since its inception in the early 1900s. It still produced walnuts, but it’s bark was starting to fall off and each year, less green leaves would develop. We think it was at its end plus it was very close to the house. With a strong wind or storm, it could get dangerous. So we decided to cut it down….a piece of history…..a tree who saw it all, from different families to house building to changes in farming.
We found someone who was interested in the log for furniture. We helped him load it on his trailer, but it took two loader tractors and some physics. It was sad to see it go.