About a week and a half ago, I noticed some problems with some pines in my back yard. One huge one was leaning dangerously toward my pool pump and outbuilding. Another had actually started coming out of the ground and was only being supported by another tree. They had to go! So I called a tree removal company and they came out yesterday and got to work!
Here's the tree guys assessing the situation and getting ready to start bringing down the trees.
A couple of the smaller ones are down and ground up and now they are working on the big one. No topping the tree, just carefully cutting out wedges to get it to go in the right direction.
It's hard to really pick it out, but the big one is one its way down!
CRASH! The tree is down, missing the outbuilding and the neighbor's fence. Well done!
The last tree was a little more scary. As it started to go, I heard them say "Uh oh!" It just barely missed my outbuilding, it tagged one shingle on the roof on the way down. Missed the pool pump - thankfully! I wanted to get shots of this tree on the way down, but I was watching in a little bit of horror as it seemed to be heading toward the outbuilding. Whew!
The trees are gone, all the debris is cleaned up and I've got a big pile of pine mulch for my flower beds. The guys are due to come back to grind up the stumps today. Hope they get here before the thunderstorms do!