Awakened by Chain Saws

It’s the beginning of the end for the Tiffany Park Woods. The logging has begun.

Honestly I didn’t venture into the woods often though others did: neighbors, dog walkers, and boys playing army.  I suspect most of these grew up in the neighborhood and knew the woods like an old friend.  Still, I loved knowing they were there and enjoyed the peaceful backdrop they provided to my home and others. And I appreciated the visiting birds and deer who lived there.

For the past few years many tried to have the woods preserved but to no avail.  The twenty-two acres were sold and a large housing development would take their place.  So we have been waiting.

Finally this morning we woke to the hum of the chain saws telling us the work had begun.  The distant whine of the saws will grow louder each day until most of the woods are gone.

We’ve been promised that the trees in back of us will be retained as part of a wide buffer against the houses that will be built.  We’re thankful for whatever trees remain.

But we will miss the full loveliness of the woods we once enjoyed.


~ Susanne

11 Comments on “Awakened by Chain Saws

      • The tree cutting is heart rending. Replacing them with tract houses is obnoxious. I feel for you and Bob and your Mum, and of course Tiger and Benji.

  1. Very sorry to hear that the loss of your woodland has begun. I hope that enough trees remain to still give you the country feel in your garden.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Trying to stay positive but it’s hitting me harder than I thought it would. I knew it was coming but it’s difficult to prepare for it. My dog and I walk by there to see the “progress” every day, like not wanting to look at an accident on the highway but not able to turn away. I’m thinking couldn’t everybody have chipped in to buy that land? Probably not. Thanks for a place to vent.

    • Met too. I thought I was over it. Then today the heavy equipment showed up directly in back of my house and it was hard watching them rip the trees out, smashing them to the ground. I had hoped some kind of environmental group would purchase the woods. I know the neighbors tried. Oh well. I hope all the displaced birds and animals have found homes in the woods nearby. Thanks so much for your comment.

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