I told you about this big, old, dying tree here.
This poor oak tree seems destined for disaster so Charlie called the county who came to take a look at the imminent danger. The county representative agreed with Charlie that the tree should come down as soon as possible. As soon as possible turned out to be 3 months later (with Charlie calling every week to remind them).
Because the tree is very close to power lines the county contacted BGE (Baltimore Gas and Electric) who agreed that the tree should come down. After months of waiting a representative of the tree contrator knocked on our door on Friday at 7:30 a.m. to get our acknowledgement that the tree should be taken down and to sign a waiver to allow the tree removal company to work on our property. The arborists were to arrive later that same day to remove the big, dead, scary tree.
Unfortunately they did not come on Friday but they did show up 3 weeks later on a Monday. Upon arrival they notified Charlie that they were here to take down a branch. That’s right, ONE BRANCH.
Charlie said, “No, no, the whole tree.”
Then they pulled out a small grill and proceeded to fix lunch out in the street behind their truck. After lunch the crew jumped back into the truck and took a siesta.
Finally the crew put their bucket truck up to the tree and determined they could not do the job.
A supervisor showed up and agreed the tree would have to wait for another day.
Would you consider taking down a 60-foot tree yourself? What is the ultimate DIY for you?