The silver birch tree in the centre of the picture has been a troublesome beast for quite some time. It tangles with the overhead wires and twice we have had professionals come to thin out the branches in an effort to avoid problems during wet and windy weather. It is looking it's best at this time of year but is a miserable sight in the winter months when stripped of leaves, exposing the cut back limbs. The tree borders the road, which is much quieter than usual because of the pandemic shut down, therefore a good time to arrange for the tree to be cut down.
Today was the day. The men came bright and early.
"There's a firm in California with the same name," they told us.
"That's who I was expecting," said Himself. (Not everyone understands his sense of humour.)
It was fascinating to see them work.
They almost made it look easy!
It took the whole day to winch each piece safely down.
They did a great job.