A Tree was Felled

United States
September 13, 2016 9:00pm CST
My day was quiet here without relatives but my former brother in law who is doing some landscaping for me took out a tree today. It was much too quiet in the house, outside the chainsaw was roaring. He removed trees professionally a few years back. The tree was growing into the side of my "new" (one year old) carport so it had to go. I happened to be watching when unfortunately a rope slipped while around a large branch and the branch fell almost through the carport roof. It was dangling over my car. I ran quickly and moved the car out of there and when it was safely out he cut it the branch to fall through. Thud. I called the people out that had built the carport to give me an estimate and it needs two new roof panels. The frame was not damaged at all. One step forward, two steps back. It was a minor accident really and fortunately no one was hurt. The tree had to go as it was next to the main frame piece and would eventually buckle the whole structure but of course that could be some years down the road. You never know though, perhaps if we had left it a weak branch might have fallen on someone and that is why I felt compelled to get this job done now. It hung over the roof and back door of the house and you just never know. Life is always a mystery, isn't it!
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@Platespinner (17601)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Sep 16
Taking out trees seems to be an endless job around here. My husband felled a few around the house that were potential problems...and over the course of the spring and summer two big old, decaying oak trees have toppled in the back "jungle" (one was actually the neighbours).
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• United States
16 Sep 16
Trees are a problem. I have twenty five or so in this little wooded area but all are oak trees and very sturdy. But I'm forever picking up branches.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
21 Sep 16
@Jeanniemaries We have a mix of primarily oak, hickory, maple and poplar...more than I can count. We're in the process of clearing out a bit around the house so that we can actually use our yard.
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• United States
26 Sep 16
@Platespinner That is a nice mix of trees. I do have a palm tree, hidden in among the oaks.
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 16
It's always better to prevent than to cure. Of course a branch could have hurt someone and then you were held responsible.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
There are a lot of scenerios. So I'm glad it was only this.
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 16
@Jeanniemaries Yes, you can never know what could happen.
• United States
15 Sep 16
i'm so glad that nobody t'was hurt! i hear ya'n takin' care 'f schtuff 'fore 't turns to trouble. i try to tell the hubs that, falls'n deaf ears. then when the inevitable occurs, 'tis my fault. good thingy i've broad shoulders... yepperz, 'tis a mystery 'n sometimes i wish to jest get off :)
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• United States
16 Sep 16
Oh yes, it's easier to move on and move past it.
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@JudyEv (92283)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Sep 16
Glad there wasn't more damage or any injury. Once it is out and the roof fixed, the whole problem will be finished with.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
Yes, i'll be glad when it's all done. I had to go away in the middle of this on an emergency and now it's time to leave again for the planned Disney trip.
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@Juliaacv (20764)
• Canada
14 Sep 16
It sounds like an easy fix, and like you said nobody was or will be hurt now that the tree has been removed.
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• United States
14 Sep 16
yes, just a little excitement to round out the day.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
14 Sep 16
It's fortunate that you just happened to be watching when that occurred. It could have been disastrous for your car.
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• United States
14 Sep 16
I just thanked the Lord!
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@BelleStarr (30105)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Sep 16
Does he have insurance to cover the damage he caused? It sounds like the sort of thing that would happen to us lol
• United States
14 Sep 16
Oh life goes on and he has saved me far far more than this little repair.
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@BelleStarr (30105)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Sep 16
@Jeanniemaries That is the chance we take when we get a good deal from family, at least it won't be too expensive.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
@BelleStarr Yes, he's a good guy.
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