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photoblog image Trimming the Lower Branches

Trimming the Lower Branches

 

This 55 foot Black Spruce on my property was being attacked by ants and then the woodpeckers cut out two large holes at the very base of the tree over the past two years... the tree was situated in a place that it could fall onto my neighbour’s or on our house in a big storm... it had to come down...

so yesterday we called “Andre, the professional tree man” to come and had it cut down.

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The following pictures tell the story and i will also try to explain what is being done, step by step, as we witnessed a remarkable event...

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photoblog image MG_1818.JPG

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Andre climbed the tree and cut off many of the lower branches where the tree was going to fall (yes, he knew exactly where it was going to land!)... it was onto where the pipes for our septic bed were buried and he feared one of the branches might dig into the ground when the tree fell and cause damage to the pipes...

he did good...

Trimming the Lower Branches

 

This 55 foot Black Spruce on my property was being attacked by ants and then the woodpeckers cut out two large holes at the very base of the tree over the past two years... the tree was situated in a place that it could fall onto my neighbour’s or on our house in a big storm... it had to come down...

so yesterday we called “Andre, the professional tree man” to come and had it cut down.

.

.

The following pictures tell the story and i will also try to explain what is being done, step by step, as we witnessed a remarkable event...

.

photoblog image MG_1818.JPG

.

Andre climbed the tree and cut off many of the lower branches where the tree was going to fall (yes, he knew exactly where it was going to land!)... it was onto where the pipes for our septic bed were buried and he feared one of the branches might dig into the ground when the tree fell and cause damage to the pipes...

he did good...

comments (8)

Poor tree... First cancer, then surgery, now death. :-( A necessary end, I understand.
....peter:): it was a necessary end Elizabeth and we will miss it's majesty....petersmile
An event worth documenting...
....peter:): i've got a series on it this week Larry....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Jul 2018, 06:29
Its time has come..
....peter:): i'm sad sad to say it Chrissad....petersmile
Elaguer les branches des grands arbres demande l'utilisation de professionnels car c'est difficile et dangereux. Ce parc semble magnifique. Bisous pour vous 3
....peter:): ce n'est pas un parc Marie ... il faisait partie de notre propriété ... il était important de faire appel à des professionnels pour tailler et ensuite abattre l'arbre ce jour-là .... Bisous de nous 3
Sad to have to lose a fine tree.

A job best left to the experts!
....peter:): a very sad thing Bill... and they were very professorial they put the tree down well away from the house and our field bed....petersmile
It turned out that the two large black spruce that came down on my property last year and the year before had fallen because of ants. I am worried about the others now.
....peter:): i know what you mean Mary... watch for woodpeckers to are attracted to the trees... it's a good sign that there are a nest of ants inside... or let nature take its chances unless they are going to fall on your buildings....petersmile
This is an inetersting series, there is a lot of skill required to cut a tree down properly.
....peter:): i hope that you enjoy the series Brian... it's great the way that the pros guide the tree to fall in a certain place....petersmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jul 2018, 16:55
It is always fascination to watch tree men at their work.
....peter:): it's a special craft that the perform Cherie....petersmile

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