When we moved into our current house, the thing that stuck out most to be about it was the massive willow tree in the front yard. I always loved willows, always wanted one, but we lived in apartments in Chicago and never had any in our yards, and then in the first house we lived in after moving out of Chicago, still didn’t have one. The fact we finally had one of these beautiful trees made me smile. Sadly though, it died about a year ago, and we’re going to have it chopped down, because it’s an eyesore and safety hazard now. It makes me incredibly sad, as we’re not sure what caused it to die. Our Bradford Pear is looking a little pekid as well, but an arborist that came out told us it was alright, so at least we don’t have to have two trees cut down. Do you have any favorite trees or even plants in your yard/neighborhood? I think if I could plant a lilac tree where the willow tree is, I would in a heartbeat.