As you may remember, a couple of weeks ago we had to take down a bunch of ash trees in the front of our property because they had been attacked by the emerald ash borer. It was sad for all of us, most especially the trees. Once they were down, however, we didn’t want to just leave the front of the property bare; trees are esthetically pleasing. So, today, we’re having new trees installed: Four maples to replace the ash trees. The maples are pretty hardy and (for the moment at least) have no predators like ash borers, and of course they’re very pretty in the fall. They seem like a good choice. We’re having the tree people install them for us right now; I can hear the beeping of heavy machinery backing up as I type this. When they’re finally installed I’ll go out and update.