I heard the sound of tree trimming yesterday and ignored it for a long time. I finally looked out my window and it appeared that three trees were coming down in the parkway on 3rd street. Frank, our gardener, and I went out and those three trees are coming down by the City of DeKalb. One is on our property and two were on the First Lutheran propery– I shoudl say parkways. In fact, there are two more on our parkway that Frank thinks should come down too. At first, we thought they had been infected. They were Norwegian Maples– but had been stressed in previous years of drought. So were dead in the inside and only now starting to show the dead limbs, etc. Teh ash trees in the city are coming down too– ash borer. I wonder what we can plant that will be even more sturdy.