Sunday, July 12, 2009


Our neighbour needed a badly listing tree to be taken down. It was either that or pay the insurance if the old lanky pine ever fell over in a wind storm and onto one of our cars. After many sleepless nights she decided that it would be okay if a few of the neighbours helped out and used their ever handy buzz saw to get the deed done. Derek wants to be called a lumberjack. The Professor is afraid of heights. THIS is a photo op!

Lumberjack Derek climbs the tree

Think this is high enough

Evelyn anchors one of the ropes

The Professor calls the command to start the cut

Timber...tree down and everyone so pleased they are still alive..notice the job of photographer was on the opposite side of the falling zone :)

Bigger than it looks ....lots of trimming and tidying up to do.

Normally we are totally against the removal of innocent trees, but this one was quite brittle and when it started listing towards our driveway, the owner wanted it down before it caused major damage. She was delighted upon returning home from work to find it all removed. The hardest part ended up being the removal of the root. All done now. Well done neighbours!!!


  1. Wow you guys are gutsy!

  2. You are gutsy indeed. I don't think I would have gotten up on that ladder. Way to go neighbours.

  3. Isn't it great what can happen when people pitch in?! Job well done!

  4. I always find it interesting that Joanne is never present when the 'neighbours' perform an intervention. She's doing something right since she wasn't on clean-up duty!