The GRO Enterprises crew arrived this morning and removed the pear tree near the compost bin and the two Silver Maples at the West end of the garden. Finally there should be enough sunlight to grow decent peppers and tomatoes.
The pear tree was a nuisance since Yellow Jackets and HOrnets attacked the pears as soon as they ripened and you couldn’t even walk near the tree as all fruit that hit the ground was covered with stinging insects. The squirrels ate the ones that hadn’t fallen. I topped one of the maples a few years ago but it had significantly grown back and the other had been too big to remove safely at the time. These trees limited the full sunlight on the garden to 3 or 4 hours.
Below are before and after pictures.