Monday, May 18, 2009

My World #32

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 100 people showing their world to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

The Silver Maple in my back yard had to come down so a tree cutter from the neighborhood took it down. He did a great job with no damage to any property. My garden will get full Sun for the first time in many a year. I planted the tree from a sapling 37 years ago. I had been to my daughters house for family night and when I got home it was partially down.
It didn't take long and the work proceeded quickly.
He would spring from limb to limb as he came down the tree. Every cut was controlled until he got low enough to direct the cut.
The final cuts were free to fall to the ground.
Sometimes they required a little push. It was getting dark and he had to come the next day to finish.
These were some lessons in tree cutting 101.
You see other worlds from the above link.

33 comments:

Darla said...

It is amazing how they flow through the tree so effortlessly when working. I love to watch them through the cracks in my fingers!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Around here, we hook a chain to the tree and pull it down with a
4x4 truck.

Dina said...

Hi Fishing Guy.
Too bad the tall tree had to go, but what a way to go! Very exciting to watch the experts.
Great shot, the last one, of a section of trunk in the air.
Enjoy your new sun and light.

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing how much it takes for a tree to live to be that tall and how swiftly it is felled. Powerful shots.

Erin said...

kinda of sad...
but i understand why it had to come down though.
maybe you can plant something smaller?
have a great week.

Sylvia K said...

Too bad the tree had to go, but can understand why. Really terrific shots that caught all the work of the experts! Have a great week, FG!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tom, To me, that's one of the scariest jobs one can have. That guy did a great job getting that big tree down. Why did it have to come down????

WELL---at least your garden will have sun and I'll bet it will grow much better!!!!

Have a great Monday.
Betsy

Esther Garvi said...

That was quite the opposite to our last tree crashing experience! :-) Sorry the tree had to come down, but hope you enjoy the sun!

Babooshka said...

I do hate to see trees felled but sometimes it's the only option. Amazing how attached you can get to nature.

ewok1993 said...

37 years ago, that was quite a long that you were with that tree. Too bad it had to go.

Michele said...

What a cool post to see how that tree had to go down... great action shot in that last one!!!

Hugs♥

Carver said...

Glad the tree was removed without any damage. Great shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

37 years to grow. A fraction of day to come down. Great series of photographs.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for sharing these. It's amazing watching these guys at work. They make it look so easy.

Catherine said...

Hope you get a whole lot more sun through... was it at all sad saying goodbye to that tree??

alicesg said...

Wow it looked so dangerous. Our tree cutters are on crane with safety barriers.

Arija said...

I find it sad to cut down a living tree but if it has to be done, it can be quite exiting.
The Prof and our son felled many 60'tall Monterray pines burnt in the fire in a much more rough and ready fashion.

uncleawang said...

Interesting post indeed,I entered a world I knew little about:)Thanks for sharing.

Sally in WA said...

Looks like dangerous work but those guys make it look easy. Wouldn't catch me doing it! Awesome shots!

TSannie said...

They scare the HECK out of me! I swear the one who cut our tree down was swinging from limb to limb on a rope harness, and all the while the chain saw in his hand was sawing away! Amazing he didn't cut his other arm off!

Gaelyn said...

It must have been a little sad to loose that big beautiful tree. It is an amazing sight to watch those tree cutters at work.

Pietro said...

Great pictures, Fishing Guy. Really interesting the last one of the trunk falling down.

A Blog In The Rough said...

saying bye to a wonderful tree is hard but at least you can grow more things with the sun you'll be getting.
Glad you posted this tree since I'm the same age, now I know what one looks like, lol

Luke Wiley said...

A cool but dangerous job!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

In a way it is always sad to have to take down something which has been there for many years, on the otherhand, the sunshine would be most welcome I am sure.

You did so well with your guess yesterday on Mystery Monday!! I could not believe how acurate your kidding was. :)

Wolynski said...

You planted that tree yourself? Must've had a lump in your throat. Still, it's nice to have a sunny garden.

Carolyn said...

Tom, I am sad the tree had to come down but you did a great job capturing the event. The action shot at the end is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Smiles

Reader Wil said...

Hi Fishing Guy! I always think it a pity if a tree has to go. But this tree cutter is a real expert! Thanks for showing us how to cut a tree!

Karen said...

It's always fascinating to watch them cut down a very big tree, without doing any damage to the environment around it ...

Nice shots, especially that last one..

Tipper said...

I hate to see trees come down-but I love to watch the guys at work-they are amazing!

Tammie Lee said...

Wow that seems like a huge job. Such a large tree. Have fun in the sun.

Denise said...

A real interesting post Fishing Guy. We had to have a couple of dead trees cut down in our back yard a few years ago. Those tree-cutters are very brave, my hat goes off to them.

amanda guthrie said...

Any like this takes a lot of nerve, great photos of some hard workers.