Below in the collage you will see Steve, our 'tree guy'.
He is the husband of my work colleague, Eva.
In the fall he took down a tree for us and I had asked him
if he would take down six more for us.
Steve does this for a living, so after work yesterday
he dropped by and got started.
He began with the largest one , a giant Spruce tree.
We figure it was at least 50 years old and a few years ago
it had contracted that dreaded 'Spruce Beetle'
that is devastating a lot of Spruce trees in our province.
So away he went up the tree. It took him an hour to get it down.
It was interesting to watch him go about his job.
Everything was done in a very methodical manner.....step by step.....
using the tree's branches as a 'ladder' to get up.
Yes, he was securely 'tied' to the tree with a safety harness.
So, one down and six to go!
Now we will feel a bit safer when the next hurricane
comes through our neck of the woods.