Another Tree Down

We have lost so many large oak trees in the past 15 or so years on our property. Some have spontaneously fallen, other have been blown down by hurricanes, and others have just died.

It's a scary tree.
It’s a scary tree.

The only big oak remaining in the center of the property was carefully removed yesterday.

If the oak fell the way it's leaning it would crush the Cottage.
If the oak fell the way it’s leaning it would crush the Cottage.

It was covered with fungus and very near a large sugar maple.  The sugar maple is still in tact but the dead oak has been sawn down to a stump.

The tree cutter is standing
The tree cutter is standing on the diagonal limb.

The tree service did not bring a boom truck but instead had a serious climber go up into the tree.

Some of the branches ended up in the chipper.
Some of the branches ended up in the chipper.

Limb by heavy limb the pieces were cut and lowered to the ground.

Charlie is standing among the rounds to give an idea of scale.
Charlie is standing among the rounds to give an idea of scale.

After the pieces were lowered to the ground the lumbermen cut them into more manageable rounds.

This is the third dead tree we've had taken down this year.
This is the third dead tree we’ve had taken down this year.

We will either list these rounds on Craigslist or Charlie will split them.

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Here’s a shot of the Cottage with the tree removed.  Compare it to the blog’s header which clearly shows the tree.

Do you like heights?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Another Tree Down”

  1. That WAS a huge tree. My goodness, what a good thing it has been cut down. I’m not a fan of heights but I can do a little bit of ladder work. I’m glad your cottage has been saved from a nasty fate.

  2. Holy tree down, Batman! I was looking to see a picture to tell if it looks different at the cottage, but the smaller trees probably allow that this dead one is not really missing! Those must be heavy rounds!

  3. It’s always sad to lose a tree. But, as this one was already dead, it’s safer to have it gone. Too late now, but could you have had the trunk milled for lumber?

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