I have a small weeping cherry tree in my front garden. To be honest it’s a nuisance. It overhangs the road and my driveway, interferes with passing traffic, scratches my car, and it’s only a matter of time before its roots make an appearance in the drive. To cap it all it doesn’t even have much wildlife value; the fruit is normally hard and tart, and the birds will leave it until there is nothing else available. Most years the fruit rots on the tree.
So having made the decision to grub it out I’ve spent a week watching a mixed flock of blackbirds and fieldfares gorge themselves on cherries while redwings clear the berries from the pyracantha. It’s still got to go, but what a finish!