We Say Goodbye to Our Big White Oak Tree
July 4, 2009
After watching our big oak tree deteriorate around the roots for a couple of years, we had to make the decision to bring it down. Their assessment was that it had been struck by lightning. After it was down, I counted 72 tree rings with a black separation about seven years back. In places it extended all the way around the tree and had caused a separation of the outer layers. Ace Tree Surgeons brought in this high bucket truck which could reach almost to the top of it.
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I was a bit concerned about the big limb that extended over the house, but he roped down the section over the house and then quickly dropped the remainder of the limb in sections.
After dropping the top limbs, he started down the tree in short lengths.
And the logs kept tumbling down.
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The final step was the grinding of the stump, which was pretty amazing in itself. This is a remotely controlled grinder which stepped forward hydraulically and tilded and swiveled under the control of the operator with a hand-held controller.