I have so many photos of this tree coming down that I’m not gonna try put them all in one post. Although really, how many photos and videos can I put up here without totally boring you to tears? (“Oh yeah, another photo. It’s a tree. It’s getting cut down. So?”) Well, I’ll start anyway. Tell me “pau awreddy!” if you’re bored.
This was our glorious tree last October.
I’m not sure why the original owners left it there. It was older than our house; our tree guy estimated it was about 60-70 years old. There was even a basketball hoop on the garage side of it. Which of course, kept getting higher as the tree grew. LOL. In autumn, the tree was in its glory. In summer it provided shade.
But when the winds blew, the rotten trunk would lose branches: sometimes on cable lines, sometimes ontop Nolemana’s car. Sometimes on the roof and on gutters. And needless to say, we couldn’t go around it to get into the garage.
It had multiple trunks. The rotten one is in the middle of the photo.
We got several estimates and decided to have Ed Jenson of Ed Jenson’s Tree Service do the work. He spent a lot of time looking at the tree, planning how he’d fall it. It was obvious that he knew what he was doing.
Try look all the trunks!
When the leaves all came down (which of course has required weekly driveway leaf-blowing till the tree was bare), the driveway was cleared of leaves. As its name says, the Oregon Big-Leaf Maple has huge leaves…sometimes almost a foot across.
So it began. I was so sad about our toaster, and very sad about this tree having to come down also. Big-time aloha ʻoe for me close together. Which also included our llama, Rayado.
I was glad I wasn’t the one up in the tree.
K’den. More later.
Aue, Moki-chan! Rayado too! Dat’s too much. Sending hugs to you across da computah line.
Awww… mahalo nui, my friend. Taking alla hugs I can get!