While my brother was here for Christmas, he and Josh tackled the task of taking down this 50-foot pine tree next to our house. It was our biggest and most beautiful pine tree, but there was a problem...
|Josh in the lift, Adam supervising|
|Adam in the lift, Josh supervising|
|Adam trimming off some high branches|
|Time to get the pole saw out|
|Josh cutting the trunk. The tree is tied to the tractor and Adam is ready to pull!|
|Top section gone!|
|Nothing but trunk left now.|
|This is where we stopped for now.|
|Don't worry. We still have some nice tall trees nearby.|
|Cutting the trunk into smaller pieces|
|Titus supervising the clean up efforts.|
|We made a fire ring and we've got lots of firewood for the future too!|
Here are videos of the top 2 sections coming down. It was pretty exciting for us!
When the guys were done with the lift, I took a ride to the top and snapped some pictures. So here's a look at what is around our property.
|Looking southwest- you can see our walking trail on the right side|
The guys did such a great job- I was seriously impressed!