Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Giant tree cut

One of the huge things in my life in 2017 was having to have a HUGE oak tree cut.

They had already trimmed off some of the really big lower limbs before I got there to take this photo.

My son and I together couldn't reach around it.  I hated for it to go, but it was dead and close enough to the house that if it fell... well, you can imagine where it would have gone. 

The pictures don't do justice to it's size.  He was using a chain saw with the longest blade I've ever seen and it still didn't go all the way through.

The tractor could just barely lift one of the center sections to move it.

They insisted I stand on the trunk that was left.  It was indeed a big tree.

I don't really know for sure how old the tree was, but I know it was a big tree when I was a kid - and that was a lot of years ago.  I'm guessing it was at least 100 years old.  I almost cried when it came down - but was so thankful they were able to drop it in the opposite direction of the house.