In November, I posted about the ash tree in our backyard being massively damaged by emerald ash borers, with an assist from woodpeckers.
This week, with the ground frozen and the tree service available, it was cut down. The last time we had a tree removed from the backyard, the tree service parked a truck with a boom in our driveway and worked over the garage roof. They have gotten some new, more flexible equipment since then. Our favorite was this platform vehicle.
It operated by remote control! Biggest remote control vehicle I’d ever seen…
When it was in the backyard and in use, it looked like this:
The first thing that happened was trimming of some encroaching limbs from two nearby maple trees. Next, the branches of the ash were sawed off and lowered to the ground to be picked up and fed into a chipper that was parked along the street. Then, the upper parts of the trunk were cut until what was left could be brought down without hitting the house.
They used a chainsaw to cut a huge wedge near the base of the trunk.
And, finally, this:
Because other trees are so close, they didn’t try to grind down the stump for fear of damaging the roots of the maples and oak. I wonder how long it will be to adjust to the new look of the backyard?
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