I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer wrote that poem and I have always loved it!
However, much as we hated to do it….the Captain and I decided to remove two trees that were becoming a nuisance with their roots coming too close to the house and all the pipes etc.
So after debating for a while, we decided to have them cut down.
The shade they delivered was wonderful…the twisting roots quite another.
I thought you might like to see how these two trees were cut down.
Because of their close proximity to the house….they were cut from the top down….by two men who scampered among the limbs like they were a four legged squirrels only they also carried chain saws.
It started by one of the guys jumping up the carrotwood tree…no ladders were ever used in the cutting of these trees…and he started high up and cut limb by limb.
Meanwhile the other guy, jumped up in the Shady Lady Black Olive Tree and began his cutting of branches.
The “cutter” used a rope to “tie off” the limb…then he would cut partially through…then the limb would be guided down by another guy at the bottom of the tree on the other end of the rope…and then the tree cutter would lean over and finish cutting through the limb as it slid down vertically to the waiting hands of the guy on the bottom guiding the rope.
Below are pictures of the process.
It took them about 3 1/2 hours to bring down two trees, haul them to the shredder and shred them. The bigger logs they put into another truck.
Where there was lots of shade….there is now sunlight!
Let me think…should we plant another tree? 😉
Have a great day!