it really is taller than the house
This is across the street from where the boys take piano. This picture doesn't do it justice. Quite a sight. It's a tulip tree... apparently they have shallow roots. We have one in the backyard, but it is tiny. And further away from the house than this one. But they get huge. It'll be 50 years before our tree is anything like this one. Odd how little the ground was torn up. REALLY shallow roots.