Thursday, February 9, 2012
When we purchased our present home we got two 20 year old Mesquite Trees with knarly back and incredibly fast growth in spite of not being watered. We finally cut down the one in the side yard, but continue to enjoy the shade and beauty of the front yard tree.
It does come with a cost, for each fall it sheds hundreds of pounds of tiny leaves and fills the rocks to overflow. After this happens we call our yard man who spends hours climbing up and trimming it back for another year and blowing and hauling away the debree, a huge an expensive job.
This might be its last year.