The large weeping birch that dominates our front yard
For thirty-two years I have loved this tree. We have paid far too much to prevent birch bore infestation and even have purchased a special root feeder to keep it alive and healthy. When--on a cold icy day 25 years ago a car slid through the corner stop light, bounced off the juniper bush and into the tree--I called a tree doctor to see what we needed to do to keep it alive. This occurred the day before the juniiper bush was to be removed. (At the time I didn't like the juniper bush.) When I realized that the bush and the tree had saved our house, I cancelled the bush removal and we have happily pampered and pruned both of them since then. This tree has always been my favorite of the ten we have around our house. All but two of them are over 60 years old.