Our World: Trimming Damaged Trees

Can you see him up in the tree?  Getting damaged trees trimmed.  Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  March 2, 2015

Can you see him up in the tree? Getting damaged trees trimmed. Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 2, 2015

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

In my last post, I told about the week of storms we had February 17 – 23.  If you missed that post, you can see it HERE.

Once we got our electricity back on, our biggest concern was the broken tree tops dangling from the trees around our house.  Fortunately we were able to get a crew to do the work very efficiently.

One of the men was apparently unafraid of heights (as you can see from the photo above), and scampered up to the breaks and began to cut them free so they could be lowered to the ground.  While he was up there he even admired the view he had of the mountains in the distance.  I was happy he was up the tree, and not me.

A closer look at the man in the tree.  March 2, 2015.

A closer look at the man in the tree. March 2, 2015.

He had to climb three trees to clean up all the breaks.  In each case the branches were lowered to the ground where they were cut into smaller pieces so they could be moved more easily.

The truck loaded with cut-up tree tops ready to be hauled away.  Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  March 2, 2015.

The truck loaded with cut-up tree tops ready to be hauled away. Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. March 2, 2015.

Finally the smaller pieces were loaded onto their truck and hauled away.  As you can see, they had quite a load when they were finished.  Now it’s up to Betsy and me to get all the remaining small branches and twigs cleaned up.  I don’t think we’ll be bored.

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14 Responses to “Our World: Trimming Damaged Trees”

  1. Betsy Adams Says:

    Glad we were able to find a crew so quickly to get those ‘dangling’ limbs down… Many people around here still haven’t had their big limbs cleaned up and picked up. We still have alot of work to do here –but at least, everything left is small… Great set of pictures –and I hope we NEVER have to go through this again!!!!

    Love,
    Wifey

  2. MaryBeth Says:

    Bless the men who love to climb. LOL!
    MB

  3. dayphoto Says:

    I pushed like, not because you had terribly damaged trees, but because your post was informative. I’m so sorry for the damage…winter is a hard hard season. 😦

    Linda ★★
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

  4. Jeevan Says:

    Looks like tough, as well daring joy to climb tree to the height, although he got to enjoy far away view… glad they are quick at reaching end. Getting men for work is not ease thing anywhere I think. Have nice cleaning up activity for you both.

  5. rhiebert Says:

    I sure am glad there are people who don’t mind heights. I guess it helps to get paid for being up there,but I don’t think anyone could pay me enough to do that. Ha!Ha!

  6. Ms. A Says:

    I’ve watched them do it and find it amazing… but glad it’s them and not me, not even with a harness and not even for the view. No thanks!

  7. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    That is quite a job. Glad there are people who can do that.

  8. treadway Says:

    I am so glad there are guys to do that kind of stuff! You and Betsy will get the exercise cleaning up the small stuff that remains!

  9. small kucing Says:

    It’s sure a tough job chopping up the damaged trees. Glad they are out of the way now

  10. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Some people seem to have to fear of heights! Not me.

  11. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Wow….that is admirable to see someone SO not afraid of heights; NOT me either!!!! Take your time with the clean up….I’ll never tell.

  12. EG CameraGirl Says:

    EW! So much damage! I’m glad there are people willing to “go to great heights” to help with the cleanup.

  13. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots. In our part of the world they trim the trees to keep them at a safe distance from electric wires.

  14. Sartenada Says:

    This job is important! Excellent post George.

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