The Tree Is Down

Feb 17, 2020

While I was waiting to help get the tree down, I took some pics of other things…this is part is part of a maple that came down in the 2014 ice storm. The first photo, I just thought it looked neat, and could probably be cut for fire wood. I just put it aside for a later date.

All photos were taken with my cell phone…

The photo below is hung up in two other trees, and we can’t get it down without heavy machinery. It’s just too dangerous. I could probably climb up up this limb without any problems…maybe someday I will. Might make for some neat photos.

just a cicada shell

This is the tree that we cut down…it is deader than a door nail! The ladder is so that we we can put a chain around it to pull it away from the fence. I have no idea what kind of tree it was, but it’s burnable…that’s all that really matters!

We wrapped a chain around the tree, hooked up another chain to that chain, then attached rope (doubled) to the truck. We did this to make sure that the tree fell away from the fence and also to keep the tree from falling on my boyfriend. Just a safety precaution… I was in the truck, keeping the chain/ropes taught, so I wasn’t able to get as many photos as I could have.

We got everything cut except the very base of the tree. The diameter of the tree is about 20 inches. We just got to that point, brought what wood we had cut back to the house and now, we’re watching NASCAR! Do you know what NASCAR stands for? Non Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks! It’s really my boyfriend’s thing, although my dad used to watch it too. (My dad’s brother used to race his – my dad’s – Thunderbird back in the day. Won some races too!)

just my shadow

There was a lot of grape vine and bittersweet vines wrapped up in the tree, we cut it (the vines) near the ground to make sure that the vines wouldn’t pull the tree a way we didn’t want it to go.

And then, just like that it was mostly cleaned up…would hardly know that there used to be a tree out there! All in all, it took us about 4 hours, maybe less, to get the tree down, cut, and back to the house. There’s still a little bit to do. But nothing to worry about!

And, some spiders…

I’m sure they’re not too happy, but what can I do? I think they may be bay wolf spiders or maybe nursery web spiders. More than likely wolf spiders…

Tomorrow is…

National Battery Day
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day (YUM!)
National Drink Wine Day

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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