Saturday, June 02, 2007

Going, Going, Gone

If this is not one of the ugliest Douglas fir trees you've ever seen, I don't know what is. Last winter's wind storm really took its toll. So, it's good-bye fir tree.

Watching professional tree trimmers who know what they are doing makes you realize that there is no good reason why amateurs should ever attempt this. First, Mike limbed the tree from the bottom up while Sam the Boss and Frank put the limbs in the back of a truck to be hauled away.

Working around the power line required tree-trimmer ballet.

The top came down:

The debris piled up in the truck:

And this is what is left:

The whole process took only two hours. It appears that the plants underneath (rhododendron, barberry, juniper, fatsia) will survive.

1 comment:

Bridget said...

Poor sad tree. Though it did look like it had been through the wringer, and at least now you don't have to worry about it breaking apart on its own and hitting you or the house!

Your retirement celebrations sound wonderful. It's nice when your co-workers are also friends.