There was no doubt about it.
The dead 70-foot white pine in the front yard needed to come down. Everyone was in agreement.
Waiting would just make the situation worse.
But today, when the appointed time for the tree's removal came around, the homeowner was feeling a little sentimental, if not engaging in full-blown anthropomorphizing.
Arborist Paul Heindl must have sensed this.
"It was happy here," he said.