Sunday, November 23, 2008
Another Busy Day Around the HDMac household
I love where we live. A little foggy this morning when I went to take pictures!! We have a comfortable home that sets on the side of a hill overlooking the Puyallup valley. In that valley is Hwy 167 and industrial warehouses but it is still lovely. Across the way we can see the east hill going up to Lakeland and an old power plant. When we first moved in here, 4 years ago, we could sit in the living room and see the traffic on the freeway and at night see the cars across the bottom of the east hill traveling on East Valley! I can't see that anymore! This hedge below us has grown so much that we have lost that view! Time to get it trimmed down!
Likewise next to our home are two large trees. One VERY large. And although they are beautiful, they block a lot of the light coming thru to our home. We sit in the breakfast nook and look out the window and see the tree base. Can't see the car coming up into our driveway or our neighbors. And these trees block the light getting to our neighbors home. Oh and did I mention that the biggest one is feeding off the septic system????? The roots were putting our septic system in danger and that gets pretty expensive to fix! Time for it to go!
So the work begins. We hired an acquaintance and he is confident with all that needs to be done. First lower limbs get trimmed off the big tree.
His two helpers begin on the hedge and get the chipper going to throw the trimmings back down on our hillside.
Look at how just trimming up the lower branches has opened up the light and view from our driveway!!!!!
Scott has trimmed the branches enough now and it is time to tie the line and fell the tree!!!!!!!
The notches are made and I begin to hear a crackle!!!!
You can see it just starting to fall!
And there it is down on the street! Text book tree falling!!! PTL! Great job!!!!!!
This tree has been feeding very well! We estimated the age to be about 18 and we count 19 VERY large rings!
The tree is down. The wood must now be trimmed and cut into pieces and stacked for my son. The hedge will have to wait for tomorrow. By the time I get home from work it will probably be mostly done! I can hardly wait to see it!!!! What a blessing to get this done!