Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wood work

Before
Well the first installment of the tree trimming has been done. A liability of living here in an riparian forest, our oak trees require a lot of work. There are eight large oaks on our property, not to mention some smaller trees in the creek bed bordering our property.

We split the work up into two installments - one yesterday to fulfill the Fire Department's requirement on deadline, with a second job scheduled in July to further the health of the trees. So yesterday there was a crew of four or more guys climbing on our roof and through the trees.

After - can you see a difference?
But Yikes! Installment One was a lot more work than we thought!


They took out this dead limb yesterday. But there's still a lot more to do.


There's still a lot of dead wood up in the crown of this tree.

6 comments:

smalltownme said...

I'm always telling my tree guy, don't worry, there will always be more work for you here.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

There's a person on the roof here in W.V. right now, fixing it because our huge trees drop branches on it regularly.

Also, the front side of the roof had to have a complete shingle replacement, as moss growing on them is not conducive to long life. (The trees keep the house shaded, so the north side of the roof can get wet and stay that way for weeks.)

But it's worth it to be up here in the woods.
~

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I have some boys who would love to be climbing in those trees!
I'm dreading the day when we have to take down (lest it fall on our roof!) the Ponderosa Pine. It looks a little worse every month. Please don't tell me how much it costs to hire tree guys.

Deborah said...

Those oak trees are gorgeous.

Aunt Snow said...

They are indeed gorgeous but they require a great amount of stewardship!

Life with Kaishon said...

Absolutely gorgeous tree. I can't imagine how difficult it is to trim that tree. WOW!