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Friday, November 28, 2014

Photo Finish Friday!

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  Mags and I thought we'd do a little photo essay today to show you what happened the other day.  Remember we saw those tree service guys at our house?  And then Maggie staring out the front window?  Right!  Well, we had to have two trees removed and it was just an amazing process!

The trees were on either side of the house.  The first tree, the easier of the two to deal with, sits on the north side of our house.  Well, it sat on the north side of our house. Here is a shot Dad took of us not posing by the tree for Mom:

"Cam?  Cammie?!?  Cam?!!?"
"Hello!  Would any of you like to rub my ears?"
"I'm being the good one!  Go, me!"

Sorry, Mom. There was too much going on. Anyway, that tree was over-crowded by the neighbors' trees and something needed to give. The guys parked a big crane vehicle in our driveway, then hooked a rope from the crane to the top of the tree.


They sawed way down at ground level, then ...


Pretty cool, huh?

They made quick work out of that tree, then went on to tackle the one on the south side of the house. That one was diseased, so it had to go even worse than the other one. The big challenge was ... well, take a look at where it was from the backyard:


Right. Down on the middle tier. Here's a shot from up in the front yard:


Yikes! But the guys thought they could reach it, so once again, they hoisted one of the workers up top with the crane ...


... and he secured a rope around the top of the pine. Just like before, they popped it out of there after some saw action, and lifted it away.

This made our mom nervous.

That's a screenshot of a video; Mom forgot to take still shots. Mom was nervous during that removal. Something about being worried they'd drop the tree on Ao4 Headquarters.  That wouldn't have been good!

Anyway, with the trees flying around like that, you can understand why Mags and I opted to stay inside! We did check everything out afterwards, though!

"Mmm... fresh pine mulch!  Smells so nice!"
"Wait.  Wasn't there a tree here an hour ago?"

The men used a stump grinder afterwards and did a really great job!  Dad spread the mulch all over the tier where the sick tree had been; Mom and Dad will plant something there in the Spring!

That was our big excitement!  Oh.  And also, you won't believe where Maggie and I walked yesterday!  We'll start showing you those pix tomorrow!  Be sure to tune back in!



  1. Very cool!! Flying trees! Hehe.

  2. it is always sad to cut down trees but if they are diseased it is for the best

  3. Holy cow, Flying Trees! We are most impressed because our trees just sit there.

  4. That is amazing!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Wow, I've never seen a tree removed that way (I think they just go up in the tree here and then cut pieces off, but then again, we don't have as much space in the gardens here in California). That was exciting and a little nerve wracking. Glad it is done!

  6. Wow - that is serious stuffs!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  7. Wow, how pawesome!! We had a tree removed from our front yard earlier this fall, but I didn't get to watch the removal.