When One Cost Offsets Another

We recently had a couple of trees in our backyard removed.

One of the things that attracted us to the neighborhood where we purchased our house was the fact that the developer left many of the trees in place.  This is pretty rare for most neighborhoods built in the last 30 years or so (ours was built in the late 1990’s) as most prefer just to level all of the trees.

Our backyard really wasn’t a backyard as the developer and the previous owners elected not to do any landscaping.  We loved the trees but we wanted trees and a backyard.  So, our first major project upon moving in was to have a portion of the yard cleared of many brush trees and trees that had died off which allowed us to in some grass.  We left about 20 trees along the back of the property line and about 15 trees around the yard, so we still have plenty of trees.

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