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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Because high winds have cause a lot of trees and branches to fall on homes in recent years, my neighbors hired some Loggers to fall some trees that are a threat to our homes. It's sad to see the trees go, but we will all breathe a lot easier when the wind blows.
The wood will be used to heat homes in the cold months so there is no waste.
In this picture the faller is bucking (removing lower branches) as he climbs his way up where he will 'top' the tree.
You can click to enlarge.
Here you see his axe and chain saw hanging from his climbing belt as he is working on another branch. If you think climbing a tree like this looks easy. You are wrong. The climber has to be strong as an ox and very brave. This is one of the most dangerous jobs a logger does. Yes I sure did pray for them!
In this shot, the top of the tree has been cut off and is laying on the ground under the tree. Don't worry about the squirrels. They left yesterday morning but they will be back as soon as the noise stops. There are still many trees for them to live in.

I had to zoom in for this shot. He was still very high up.
Now the logger is carefully working his way back down the tree, stopping every fifteen feet or so to cut off more of the tree. He will do this until he is about twenty feet from the ground then will go to the base of the tree and will take the rest of the tree down from there.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
Ecclesiastes 3:1&2



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