The Demise of the Norway Maples

Pileated WoodpeckersThose of you who’ve been reading along for a while now know that the abundance of invasive Norway Maples in my neighbor’s yard have been causing some issues for me in my wildlife garden for quite some time now.

About the only good thing I have to say about the invasive Norway Maples is that they have hosted many different woodpecker nests over the years, including Downy Woodpeckers, Hairy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. And we’ve even had Pileated Woodpeckers stop by to feast on the bugs under the loose bark!

Imagine my surprise when I returned from my trip to Albuquerque to find a contractor driving a huge crane and a backhoe onto this property.

Little did I know at that time that Earl V. Ross, Jr would become a frightening nightmare who cared very little for his own safety or that of his crew, nor did he care one whit for my home, my garden, my neighbors homes, or power or cable wires (he reminds me of the frightening situation I faced with John Carson and Sons Roofing, and that is terrifying!)

Here’s an example of the danger posed by this guy:

See what happened next at the Demise of the Norway Maples at Ecosystem Gardening

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