The aftermath, cutting down and cleaning up!

Part 2 from such a busy backyard.....

The aftermath, cutting down and the cleaning up the fallen tree

The following day the crew arrived early, they had many jobs to complete that day, ours being one.

Standing in the backyard looking over the roof, the top had just been cut and lowered to the ground.

The boom truck had to park in the sloped driveway to reach the tree and once most was down, ladders were used.

Wood sections were strewn across the entire front yard.

Later that evening the wood was all moved to the driveway to make it easier to work on after Christmas.

The day after Christmas, we had a tree clean up party! Fortunately the day was only cold and dry, not cold and wet and for that I am very thankful!

This pile is deeper and bigger than it looks....

We had cutters!

And choppers who split!

And haulers and cleaners.

And we had loaders and drivers to deliver the split wood to the other house. And a chipper to take care of the leftover debris.

Then it was time to remove the stump, or so we thought!

The stump had a hidden surprise in-store, a root growing west, the size of a small tree! In addition we found the water main and cable wires, which made our plan obsolete at this time.

So we did the next best thing!

We trimmed the wood face and the rear roots that were sticking out of the ground, back filled the soil and replanted the succulent ground cover over the top, along with the uprooted Japanese Irises. 

And with that, thankfully the tree saga is over.......

Part 1, can be found here.

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  1. you were so lucky to have such a great crew for cleanup,, wow, that was amazing,, shocking,, could have been worse I suppose,, but scary for sure,,
    thank goodness its over!

  2. Hi Melynda,
    Glad that the "tree saga" is over! Thumbs up for a wonderful crew!
    Happy New Year to you and family!


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