Today as a family (Mom and Randy came) we had to take down the amazing fig tree. The snow storm in February had killed it. However, there is good news. There are already a few small sprigs of new growth coming up! A bit of imagery of what we are doing - cutting back the old to make way for the new.
While we were already working with trees, Jeremy and I also took the time to trim back the 5 large crepe myrtles. They have not been tended to in many years and it almost had a 'giant bonzai' feel to it to shape them.