Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This Is An Ex-Tree

Here's a better idea of the magnitude of the problem: There's some height on those trees!

I did snip this tonight: Did it despite dire, half-serious warnings from Tam, too. It worked out; I just sat a stepladder close, climbed up and took diagonal cutters to the poly line that connected the insulator to the stainless eyebolt* in the tree -- possibly not the safest thing I've ever done. You can't see it in the first photo but the wire was headed up across the roof peak, with room to spare.
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* Recommended practice per tree experts. Supposedly less bothersome to the tree than having an earlobe pierced is to you, and much better than tying a rope around it. The tree, not your earlobe.

3 comments:

Turk Turon said...

Tre-wo-mendous!

Nathan said...

I hope it doesn't cost you what it cost me to get a tree like that removed a few years ago.

On the other hand, the tree I had removed was a 40-year-old maple...or rather four (maybe five) maples that had grown together into a mega-maple. It cost $2400 to remove and grind the stump.

Durn glad I had it removed when I did. My best guess is tht it would have come down on its own sometime this past week, otherwise.

Tam said...

The stump has actually more or less taken care of itself.