Well last week was a sort of bitter sweet day at the Woodland Garden. After a lot of work and pretty time consuming effort the little trailer in the woods re-build was finally complete.There are still some odds and ends of course to be completed some trim that needs to be painted a few shelves for the pantry but all and all it is complete.
Once we are finished with the tweaking I will share some photos with you.
After much wrangling and thought I finally decided that there was one task while very painful to me must be done. The Oak Tree that was at the front of the trailer needed to be removed. It had now become a safety hazard.
As You Can See It Is Very Close!
I know that it has had to come down for some time but I really hated to do it . It was very tall and impressive.
You Can See How High It Was Above The Trailer It Is The One Leaning Right!
There really was no good way to get it down. So I hired a Tree Service and they had to do it the old fashioned way. Two men stayed on the ground to work the ropes and one fellow went up to take her down!
Climbing To The Top To Start Taking Down The Tree!
One and a half hours latter the tree was down and what amazed me the most not even a leaf landed on the new roof.
After One And A Half Hours This Is What Was Left!
I counted the rings and found the tree to be 74 years old. It was rather sad as we have been losing Oak Trees To Oak Wilt Disease at the rate of 1100 trees a year at Woodhaven and they have no cure. But it really was a safety concern and could have had terrible results if not removed.
You Can See How Close The Trunk Was!
As you can see the tree was really become hazardous. If you look at the bottom right just below the deck board you can see that reddish brown spot. That spot was the trailer bumper and the tree was starting to push the trailer down the hill. Not a good way to wake up in the morning.
I will be looking for a new tree to replace the oak on the property this coming Spring. I will be sure not to plant it to close to the trailer.
Have A Great Week and Enjoy Some Fall Weather In Your Garden