Quick/short post with a few pix because I'M BEAT!
The tree guys came today and did a bang-up job! I can't say enough good things about Rist Canyon Forestry and Tree Service. I've seen trees felled before, and helped a couple of times, but I've never seen how real professionals come in and do a job like this.
WARNING! The link takes you to their FaceBook page. They're all young guys, and social media is how they advertise.
Anyway....my wife got here about 0800, and they were here at 0815, earlier than expected. There was a "high winds" advisory today, and they wanted to get the high-up work finished before the winds picked up.
Here's when I got to the house this morning, about 0900:
These are full-sized forestry trucks. The crew had just finished clearing a 100 yard wide, six mile long path for a power line install to a new repeater site. They were clearing stuff that was 24"~36" in diameter, and 75"~80' tall.
And they had a wood chipper that was powered by a 4-cylinder, turbocharged Diesel engine:
Steve Buscemi could not be reached for comment.....
And when they were finished, what was once a 65' tree, was now a 10' trunk, just waiting for Chainsaw Mama to turn it into some Colorado-themed yard art.
We're not sure what we'll go with, as she likes to look over the trunk and make recommendations. My wife was thinking maybe bear cubs or deer. I'm thinking maybe take that one small one sticking up to the right and have her carve a Saturn V or a Shuttle?
You'll have to compare this shot with the first one to get an idea of what it looks like with the tree gone:
The little red Blazer with the trailer belongs to Pro Pack Movers, the guys who unloaded the pods, moved the stuff into the house, put it back together, and installed the curtain rods my wife wanted so she could have window coverings today.
I simply can't do that kind of intense physical work in a timely manner any more, so we hired these young guys who did more in six hours than I would have done in a week.
A small sample of what they unloaded, and positioned exactly where we wanted it:
I'd post more, but I'm trashed........