It was a good tree. It was, sadly, no longer a sound tree; the center was split internally. And yesterday, it was taken apart and the very largest parts were hauled away intact, to go do some good in the world. The branches and limbs were turned into chips and I'm told there are uses for that, too.
What we're left with is a stump in the back yard, a stump that is six feet across at the widest point: it was a big tree.
Removal involved a large, man-carrying, caterpillar-tracked knuckleboom; a telescoping crane with an arm about a hundred feet tall, a woodchipper truck and a flatbed, plus a good-sized crew and an assortment of chainsaws. It was not a small effort.
The stump will be ground up in a week or two. Today, weather permitting, the crew will come back and work on the smaller tree, a maple that has been shedding twigs for a couple of weeks now.
5 months ago