Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Felling a dangerous tree

This is an update on an earlier post that Tracy made a few weeks ago, where she promised I'd post some more pictures. Well, a month later, I've finally caught up...

At the top of my parents' wood was a tree opposite a house:
the problem with it was down at the base, where it split into two stems near the ground, and the one leaning towards the house was rotten, with a fungus growing in it:
Although the tree was stable, it was only a matter of time before a storm came in the right direction at the right time of year... so it needed to come down. You'll have noticed the proximity of the road and power lines, which made it a job we couldn't tackle ourselves. Fortunately Tim had a cherry picker on hire in early March, so we took advantage of that and booked him to come and deal with the tree before birds started nesting in it. It was still a fairly tight space, and Tim used the entrance to Francis' yard to park the cherry picker in.
Some of the work was done with a chainsaw
and some with a pole saw
Once all the limbs were off there the stem was felledThanks to Tracy and Penny for doing traffic control throughout the operation!


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