Monday, January 9, 2012

Tree Hearts

How great is that!...Heart shaped tree logs. :-)
We had to have a very large ash tree taken down this weekend. It wasn't dead or diseased, but it was somewhat of a hazard. A few limbs had fallen during some recent windy weather, one of which went right through my car's windsheild. It also towers above the house almost 3-4 stories tall and is on a slope that has been satururated with water run-off for the better part of the year. The anxiety of it crashing into our bedroom during the next big storm was just getting too overwhelming, so for peace of mind, hubby agreed to have it taken down.
We have friends who can use the firewood and we'll keep some of the stumps to use as seating around the firepit. Hubby also had the tree guys keep one section longer so he could use the wood to make a rustic outdoor bench.
Anyway, just had to share the awesome naturally heart shaped tree pieces with you. Wouldn't they be pretty as side table tops? :-)

9 comments:

Valerie said...

It's always sad when a tree has to go, but I would terrified of falling branches too. We had a large box elder tree once and we had the same fear, and so we also had it removed. And the heart shaped pieces of wood-that is so cool!! I've never seen anything like that before:)

Rediscovering Rosy said...

Those are perfect!!! They would be amazing as plate chargers... and with Valentine's Day coming up, they'd be perfect. Slice them up about maybe 1.5 -2 inches thick. How awesome would those look with clear glass plates?! So glad you could find so many great uses for the wood.

Amy said...

It's God's little reminder of His love for you :)

Stephanie said...

It's always sad when a tree has to be removed -- I love the Lorax and I help him speak for the trees -- but yes, at times it's quite necessary. How perfect that it is heart shaped. :o) Looks like Hunny was very interested in the goings on.

KitschKrafts said...

Those are sooo cool! I think a nice thick slice would be neat as a trivet or mini pedestal on a tabletop too.

Frannie said...

I love those! I am a heart person and those are just beautiful.
How close are you to Georgia! lol

Yes, just in time for Valentine's day.

Frannie

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

I LOVE them! And I see Honey does too, lol.. YOu need to keep a few for your gardens.. yes stop by anytime on our side of town and go through all the shops in Milford. Great food, cute shops you will love it! You need to bring some of your purses over and put them in my shop space, that would be too much fun!
Mechelle

Melody said...

Those two heart-shapes'll perfect for small stools at the fire pit or end table for the log bench. But I like the ideas for chargers or placemats. Looks like we all are havin to take down trees around here!

Nanette Merrill said...

I wouldn't be able to burn those heart logs. They are so cute!