Remember this post about the tree Michael took down in June from our backyard? I followed up that post with this one about finishing up the backyard tree and how he tried to tackle our monstrously large tree in our front yard.
Here's my lumberjack husband attempting to cut some limbs from the big tree back in June.
Apparently, dead oak trees are unpredictable in the way they will fall when cut and the limbs may not support the weight of a tree climber to cut it by scaling up the tree. All of those factors equal $$$.
We decided to leave it for a while and figure something out next year. This past week, though, there was a knock on our door from a tree climber who had a job cancelled and he needed some money. He had been watching our front tree and had seen Michael attempting to cut it down. Since the tree was still standing, he figured we needed help (which we did)! After some back and forth...we settled on a price of $450 to get the tree to the ground. (but nothing would be cut up and taken away...the tree would just literally be cut to the ground and left there)
It only took about 2 hours for the tree to be down...and leave my yard looking like this: UGH
After the first day of clearing limbs: