Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tree Trimming

This is a tree in our front yard that is mostly dead. Greg had taken a lot of the dead stuff off with the chain saw and now it was time to try to tie it off to be able to pull it down and try to control where it would land. Greg and Brandon were studying on it at this point.
This is pesky nephew Lucas. He is the youngest and lightest so was the logical choice. But this is only as far as we could get him to go up in the tree.
"Hmmm....wonder if we could tie the rope to the truck and the other end to Lucas and get him a bit higher?......."
"Nah," says Brandon. "I will just do it myself....."
(Brandon is that yellow spot pretty high up in the tree.)
Tell me this guy isn't part monkey. Look at the way that foot and those toes are wrapped around that trunk. He has been climbing since he was 18 months old.
The wind was too high or at least part of the tree would have come down. It will have to wait for another day. But at least the rope is now tied so that hopefully the direction that the tree falls can be controlled. (I will be out there with the video camera. We could certainly go for some extra money that we might win from anything exciting happening. We have probably all seen videos of these things going bad.)