Thursday, April 05, 2007


Out in front of my house, maybe 30 feet from the corner of the car port, has been a big gum tree. Pieces of this gum tree have landed in my driveway in almost every major storm we have had in the last 10 years. The tree needed to come down before serious damage was done to the house or a vehicle. These pictures were taken right after Ernesto. The power company refused to take it down because they have found it is more expensive to do preventive cutting than it is to inconvenience hundreds of thousands of people after a storm while they repair the downed lines. Don't you just love these EXECUTIVE decisions? As long as THEY make money, who cares who dies or suffers? Whoops, I try to keep this blog non-political, but it just slipped. However, it is the same basic mind set, isn't it?

So, after the first guy found out his cherry-picker wasn't tall enough, he found one that was. This picker goes all the way up to 85 feet.

Then we had to see if they would take down a tree that has power lines running right next to it on 2 sides. The truck barely fit in my driveway!

Now I have to decide what to plant in this spot after they grind the stump out.

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