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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Tree Huggers


Yup that’s the name of the company that took down two big trees behind Papa’s work shop .  It has been a busy two days all because of these trees . I would rather not have to take any trees down as it is the habitat for our birdies  but some times it is unenviable and if they fall they could do damage . The trees  canopies were either dead or dying !

         A bit  photo heavy !

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The guy in this boom bucket did all the cutting . It took them 8 hours to take these two trees down as he had to direct ever piece to make sure it didn't hit the shop or the wires on the other side by the road or go on to the road .

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The  truck had a big wood chipper on the back and it was noisy . I love the sounds of the chain saws and the smell of all the saw dust .

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                                 This is nothing compared to what's on the ground now lol .

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                            Ropes all tied to guide the big trunks as they position the fall of the trees !

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The huge trees  are now down and the sky’s behind Papa’s work shop are wide open ! Yesterday I was busy cleaning up all the millions of twigs and tricks that were all over our grass .

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This tree trunk  is massive  they will be back to move the massive pieces some time in the next day or so . The smaller branch trunk pieces we are cutting up and put in our wood sheds to dry for the year !

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The weather has been lovely lots of sunshine and cool breezes perfect for working out side and having a fire . The trees both litter the in laws side and ours so lots of tiding up …today I am resting from yesterdays raking that took me 3 hours to rake and burn all the sticks and twigs and helping Papa when he got home from work hauling all those big logs for cutting  and cleaning it up so the guys can get to the massive trunks easier . We would cut the massive trunks but we just do not have a chain saw big enough to do the job .

              So that’s what's been going on here that past day or so lots of wood  to move and chop and wonderful wood smoke floating through the yard and trapping in my clothes I love it wish I could bottle the scent .

                                          Until next time …… Have a snap happy day !

                                                         Country Gal


Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I agree with you, it's a shame that they had to come down, but the damage they potentially could do is enormous.

We have some towering fir trees here, and one looks like it might have been hit by lightening....when we look at it, we never thing of them taking it down in one big timmmmmber.


Cassie said...

Wow, that was a big job! I love the name of their company, when I first read the words tree huggers I thought, oh no...trees do need cutting and loggers need work but then I read and saw how cool a name they picked for themselves.
Great pictures of the whole experience, that's a lot of tree.

Willow said...

WOW that IS a massive tree trunk Gail !!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, those were really huge trees! Wasn't it interesting to watch them work? Those trunks are massive. At least you got some great wood to burn and a new view! Lots of sunlight in your yard too.

Jane and Chris said...

I hate when trees come down,we have some ready for the chop.
Jane x

Primitive Stars said...

Hi, that is such a big tree, so sad it had to come down, Blessings Francine.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Huge tree no wonder you needed help with it! I bet you kept the campfire going all day:)

nancy huggins said...

Wow..That is a lot of logs in your yard and I also like the smell when they are cutting trees. We had a tree cut down a year ago and you are right about taking forever to pick up all the twigs and my dogs thought it was great...they love to fetch a twig :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Awlful that a tree had to be cut down. I love shot 10 the best.

TexWisGirl said...

i hate to lose trees, too, but if they were a danger to your buildings or to yourselves... glad you had professionals tackle these as they seemed huge!

nice to meet you, elaine! you are a cute couple living a good life in a beautiful area. love it! :)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

That is a HUGE tree! Wow! At our old place we had so many trees that we were looking at hiring someone to help us cut them down. Now we barely have any trees at all.

Those big trunks might be awesome sliced thin and turned into coffee tables....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Perfectly understandable! I'm also not a fan of cutting trees down, and never do it unless absolutely necessary. Great series of photos! I especially like #8 and #10.