This story starts around the time I purchased the house back in 1996 with this house in the back yard came a Mesquite tree, I had not yet got into woodworking during this period and the Mesquite was in it’s prime full of brilliant green color and great shade. This neighborhood was established in the mid 80s and it bewilders me as to why the tree was left, as Mesquite are labeled as a trash tree and are normally removed during development but I am glad they left it as I became the proud owner of it.
The pictures below were taking in the early 2000’s time area but you can see that it is full of growth back then, through the years it started showing its age with dying limbs and less foliage along with reduced shade.
The Mesquite is over my right shoulder.
Mesquite is in the top left corner of the picture
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