So, in the way of manly men with tools, he cut all the smaller branches using a long-handled hand saw. That kept him busy and out of trouble, but it left us with kind of a skeleton tree towering to 20+ feet and sporting approximately 3 pine needles. Over the next several months, we had a lively discussion about whether or not it was a good idea for him to use a tall ladder and chain saw to take care of the rest of the tree, and weighing in on my side were a series of events that took a lot of his time on weekends, and coincidentally those events were not so potentially apt to end with a concussion or severed limb.
Ultimately, the side of reason prevailed, and the tree guys showed up today. LOTS of them, and two large trucks -- which frankly seemed like a lot of manpower and equipment, but they had a
Two seedlings from the former tree are growing in pots, so the tree is not truly gone.
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