Well, it's gone. Today our beautiful cherry tree met its maker - in this case it was Gavin Scorer. He gifted the tree to the Purdy's about 10 years ago and today he showed up soon after breakfast to take it down. It's a little despressing that after a decade of life it took less than 20 minutes with a chain saw to cut it down. But I just have to keep reminding myself that good things will come from this decision.
Gavin - sipping tea after the big day. Thank you for all of your help. We couldn't have done it without you!