We have a 60 foot ash tree in our back yard… unfortunately 99% of the ash trees in the US will die because of an infestation of ash bores. Our Ash trees are not part of the 1% and this one is leaning toward our house, and the bedroom that we sleep in. Every time there is a storm we wonder if the tree will decide to pay us a visit…
We put off the inevitable as long as we could… this week the tree had to come down! The problem was, we weren’t sure if we could bring it down without it falling on the house. The following video is our “dummy’s guide on how to cut down a 60 foot tree, that is dying and leaning toward your house, because you don’t want to die in your sleep when it crashes through the roof”… will we succeed or will we need to rebuild our house?
Luckily Shaw was here to help me clean up the mess! Jeanie decided to go shopping instead…
We should sleep well tonight!
As I watched the video, all I could do was hold my breath and hope it ended well. A couple of weeks ago, our bishop attempted to cut down a tree in his yard and ended up unconscious in the ER after the tree knocked him out and sent him plummeting 20 feet to the ground. He’s a scientist with a PhD in chemistry who we thought would have known better than to tackle a tree. So glad your story has a better ending.
Oops! I forgot to add my information.
It was a little bit scary! We made sure we were nowhere near the tree when it came down and the ropes and equipment we used were significantly over rated for the job. We had physics on our side too…weight of tree, strength of rope, power of winch, etc. We have lots of trees to go but this was the worst! We are looking forward to seeing you!