A Tree was Felled
By Jeanne Marie
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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• 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).
• 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 :)