By Heather Trusler

47 years ago, when we started to build our cottage here on Georgian Bay,  we chose to keep a yearling pine and let it grow.

When we built a bigger deck in 2002, we incorporated the growing tree right into the plan, creating a large hole through the deck. Over the years,  it provided us plenty of much needed shade and little resting branches for our wrens and tiny hummingbirds.

Today, the workers came to cut it down, as it had now grown more than 50 feet and was leaning very close to the roofline where it could easily fall in a November storm and badly damage the cottage.

Very sad to see it fall — yet  another milestone in our lives.

Pine tree coming down

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The Aurora Seniors Centre is operated in partnership with the Town of Aurora's Community Services Department. Its success is based on the Seniors who volunteer their time and Town of Aurora staff. Our goal is to provide programs, events and activities that will benefit and enrich the lives of older adults.


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