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For over fifty years it stood in our front yard - a camphor laurel tree, a declared weed in these parts, but also a wonderful shade tree and shelter for all sorts of wild life, including me. It had to come down because it was starting to fruit again and the birds spread the seeds far and wide; especially along the creek where the camphors tend to block the flow. Hanno thought the roots were undermining the house foundations so he's happy it's gone. I'm in two minds. I'll miss the old girl and it will take a long time to get used to that bare space where once there was inviting shade.