Sunday, May 3, 2009

Taking down a 60 foot Pine Tree ~ or "Cowboy Tree Removal"


On Friday DH was determined that he was going to cut down that unsightly pine tree at the corner of our property. Every time he'd come home, from the top of the hill down the road to our house, he'd see this ugly tree and it would irk him. For the past 3 months I have been calling Duke Power, requesting that they take the tree down since they were the ones who had limbed the thing to death due to its close proximity to their power lines. On Thursday, another phone call resulted in their telling me that they weren't going to take it down, that it was still "green." Our next door neighbor told us that Jimmy, the previous owner had been arguing with them for 10 years to come take it down. So DH rigged up his body harness and went to work!

So here's how it went...Me with the camera in one hand and the phone in the other, ready to call "911", so scared for DH while he was up that tree ~ my whole body was numb. Clicking on the photos will give you a bird's eye view of the whole operation!







3 comments:

Aunt 'Reen said...

Mary - LOVE those photo's of hubby making "Short Work" of that huge tree! He is one brave guy!
I think he'd make an awesome Lumberjack! Seriously though - that looked to be on big scarey project! Happy to see all went well!

hugs,
Doreen

Sara~Graphic Pretties said...

oh boy... we have been cutting down trees here too!! I am SO sick of cutting and tying up branches... we took a huge load to the dump of stumps... isn't it a lot of work?? UGH.... the hard part is definitely the clean up eh? :)

Patty said...

Mary that was some project. So glad it all turned out well.

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