Yesterday I watched Jody my other baby brother’s crew cut down a huge Norway Pine at my baby brother’s (Carey) lake place. The crew was like a well oiled machine, they work well together. They are used to removing large trees safely.
See how close it is to the house? AND she is leaning too.
Here it is falling. Timber…not sure if anyone said that. Many of her smaller branches and twigs exploded when she reached the earth filling the air with the scent of fresh pine. “She who sees Robins first” and I were glad it was over…so they do this all the time…but we don’t watch all the time. (The person down there is Frank and yes he was supposed to be there…he was half way in between the chain saw operator Josh and Jody on the Dozer.)
Straps, cables and chains were tied off to the Dozer. It all went off without a hitch…no one was hurt.
Four thirteen foot sections are off to the mill to be made into lumber of some kind to be used in the house.
When the tornado went through this area in about 1978 many of the tall Norways were taken out…this was a survivor…there are many more huge Norway Pines on this piece of property so they will still be able to hear the long bundles of Norway Pine needles rub together and make a swishing sound as the wind blows.
This 200 year old giant will come back to this property… just differently.