Sunday, August 24, 2014
Taking down the big evergreen tree
The evergreen tree next to my shed had grown out of control, probably 50 to 60 feet high. It was infringing on my shed. For a long time, I would get on a ladder each year with a hand saw and cut back the branches that were touching the shed roof. That got to be more than I could handle. Not to mention, the tree was preventing me from getting DirecTV because it blocked the southwest sky. Finally, I called in a tree expert. I couldn't imagine how they could take down this tree without damaging my house or the shed, but they did!
The neighbors enjoyed the show! Here is Atraiu, the little boy from across the street, just spellbound watching the man high up in the tree. Limbs were cut down as he climbed higher. Then, about 20 feet from the top, he tied a rope around the tree, cut a wedge with a chain saw, and those on the ground pulled it down with precision accuracy!
All the limbs were put into this machine and in the blink of an eye, large branches came out the other end in ground up wood chips!
And there you have the Saturday morning entertainment on my street yesterday! They did a nice job, including grinding up the stump and raking up the smaller branches.