I’ve been expecting this for some time, but this was the sorry sight that greeted me this morning out on the Rec –
I noticed that the other trees had had the small branches that grow at their bases trimmed back as well. I imagine some well-intentioned soul has tried to “tidy them up a bit“. I suppose they do look neater but also – in this case – a bit dead. O tidiness, what crimes are committed in thy name!
But we Stump Watchers are playing the long game, and I confidently expect to see a little regrowth … perhaps by the end of the Spring?