Friday, 11 January 2019

Skywatching

This week I've been skywatching through the horse chestnut tree that borders our entranceway. The tree is old and unhealthy and in windy weather we've had a few limbs come crashing down. It's no longer a safe place to park a car! The tree roots have also buckled the drive so that whenever our younger daughter visits she scrapes the undercarriage of her car, which must be lower-slung than ours. There was quite a noise going on outside this week and I went to see what was happening.
 
Men at work!
Two men had come from the council to make the tree safe. They had chosen a good day for the job, the weather was dry and bright with no wind. The elder of the two men stayed firmly on the ground while the younger strolled about the high branches with his chainsaw with great agility looking perfectly at home. Rather him than me!
Joining other skywatchers at Skywatch Friday.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like quite a job and a large tree! I'd be curious to see what it looks like when they finish the job.

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  2. I like to watch the tree loppers they are amazing.
    Merle........

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  3. I am sure you were relieved to see these men working on that dangerous tree. I had some like that and when the winds were bad, I feared they would come down on my house. One did.

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  4. We'd recently hired someone to come fix up a big tree on our property that had some wind damage. It's amazing what they can do. -Jenn

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  5. Last year we hired a man to take down two huge 100 year old plus oaks on our farm. With two helpers they worked like amazing acrobatic monkeys! So fun to watch and well worth the price we paid.

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  6. I came by to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on mine. When I saw this post I though, 'oh my!' About two years ago we had an old tree which was too big and heavy for us to manage to take down ourselves, so we hired someone to do it. Your photos remind me of how amazed I was that someone could don spikes, climb right up that tree, and take all the large limbs off! Did they just trim out your old horse chestnut? Or did they take it down completely?

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  7. When I quickly saw your first photo, I thought that was a big parrot in the tree lol...after I read your post, well, makes sense hee hee.

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  8. That was amazing to see how they toppled the horse chestnut tree. They really get so big. Thank goodness no one was hurt. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I've enjoyed my visit here.

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  9. What a magnificent tree. It will soon feel a lot better with those unhealthy branches gone!

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