We hired our "wood guy" - the man who delivers wood for our fireplace in the Fall, and mulch in the Spring - to cut them down and grind the stumps completely. What a difference!
One of my co-workers says that my other trees are still in mourning and it wouldn't be nice to bring in an interloper just yet. Some people take their gardening very seriously . . . We are going to wait, though, my husband wants to give the grass a chance to recover a little. I also have to think about what kind of tree I want to put there. Any suggestions?