This is what I woke up to this morning...
We've been having problems with two of our trees: a large pin oak in the front of our house and the kwanzan cherry tree in the back. The oak, virtually dead, has been dropping limbs onto the driveway. We figured it was only a matter of time before one of us received a serious injury, or worse, something would happen to one of our cars (insert rim shot!). The cherry tree was blocking the sun from the passive solar sunroom and its limbs were reaching way too close to the chimney of our wood-burning stove; it had become a fire hazard and really had to go.
This particular tree surgeon has been a boon to our area as long as I can remember. His team is knowledgeable, reliable, and makes quick work of the most challenging jobs. When they pull into the neighborhood, word spreads like wildfire or the Well's Fargo Wagon in The Music Man. People yell, "Mr. Redmiles is here! Mr. Redmiles is here!! Our next door neighbor saw them pull up and hired them to remove a very large and misplaced sycamore, oh, and dead -- did I say dead? Like a door nail!
It took them about 2 hours to complete the removal of three trees, grind the stumps, trim a few healthy trees, and totally clean up. Amazing! And they were really tolerant of my running around and taking pictures.
This is the crane in the driveway. ↑↑ The pin oak is directly behind the cab and our neighbor's sycamore is actually to the left of the crane, slightly beyond the pin oak.
See the man up in the tree? ↓↓
By the way, the virus has left us all (the baby was the last to get it) and we're all seemingly on the mend. (My mouth to God's ear). Thank you all for your inquiries.
And last, sometime ago Karen featured signs warning area residents that the park across the street from us would be closed on three separate dates due to their culling the herds of deer. The last date is the 22nd. The deer seem to know this and have migrated to safety. About a week ago, before I spooked all of them, thirteen stood not 20' from the sunroom. This one remained for a short period of time...