Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tree Removal

A large spruce tree in our front yard was leaning precipitously toward the road. We decided to cut it down before it fell during a winter storm and either damaged the horse fence or caused traffic problems.

The faithful old tractor picked up the pieces of the trunk with the limbs attached. We had to move three twelve-foot sections in separate bucket chainings.

We moved the pieces down the road and along our driveway to the burn pile several hundred yards onto our property. As you can see, we didn't have much clearance under the wires.

Bill and Bob Elmer, our long-time helpers, did the sawing and here are raking up the last of the remains of the tree and loading them into the bucket. They also cut the stump at ground level and added this to the disposal load.

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