Besides that, we try to apply the "6 P's" (prior proper plan to prevent poor performance) to avoid possible damage to the house and garage by either topping a tree if it's damaged or removing the tree if it's dead and a potential risk. So, last Friday, when I got home from the gym, we spent a day "picking up sticks" with the help of our good friend and neighbor.
While Mart finished piling up the dead debris from the woods below, the Pres cranked up the chain saw. Please note how I caught the smoke by adjusting my Shutter Speed...WOOT! WOOT!) He had gotten permission from the neighbor to tackle the dead tree, which is on their property, but leaning toward our garage. Eliminating it could eliminate damage to our garage as well as a homeowners insurance claim for them.
Now it was time for the tree. Mart began with the chain saw slowly cutting into the dead tree which can be dangerous. It's hard to tell if it will fall in the direction the chainsaw operator wants it to go. Now operating the bobcat, the Pres began to slowly push the tree in the direction they wanted it to fall.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
Pick Up Sticks
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A few more facts about dead trees:
Put more succinctly, a dead tree stops taking in moisture and nutrients – often long before the final death occurs. ... Depending on the tree and the level of decay, even a mild wind or heavy snowfall can cause the limbs and – in some cases – the trunks to break.
Should dead trees be cut down? Yes! ... Many homeowners' insurances don't cover tree damage if the tree should have been removed before a storm. To sum it up, if your tree is dead, you need to mitigate the risk before it turns into an accident.
One more thing...does anyone besides me remember playing that game...Pick Up Sticks?????