Magazine January 24, 2022, Issue

Ashes to Ashes

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If you live in the woods, you have to deal with trees. There’s no way around it. 

When we came back from an errand the other day I saw, as we pulled up the driveway, a large branch poking up over the crown of our roof. That will be a job to get off, I thought. How big a job I learned when I went behind the house and saw that a substantial tree, almost a foot and a half in diameter at the base, had snapped off, three or four feet above ground level, and fallen against us. In several

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