Sunday, August 17, 2014

And the tree came tumbling down!

This is what we found when we came home from the zoo yesterday. A friend has stopped by and cut down one of our trees that was hit with emerald ash bore.. They had started to eat at the center of the tree and this big beautiful tree was lost.
This is what it looked like when we pulled in the driveway. They had cleaned up the debris and we were left with the wood that we will burn this winter.
This is a massive tree and today we tacked this project. We worked most of the day and made a dent in getting it cut up. It was a lot of work but we had some help from the kids.
This will give you an idea of how big it is, that is my shoe. We counted the rings as best we can and it was over 100 years old.
This will give you and idea of what we found on the inside.
My husband taught my dd to run the skid loader. She loved every minute of it! And it saved us a lot of work.
Hubby worked all day with the chain saw. Thank goodness that my Dad had given him his long saw blade to attach to his chain saw.
The carpenter ants had started to take over inside some of the branches. The tree was in worse shape then we knew.

And just for fun I wanted to share one of our zoo pictures. We thought it was fun that we were the ones in the cage! We had good weather and great fun!
  I guess we had another busy weekend and for now I am resting. Blessings to each of you!


marly said...

So sad. We have 5 ash about that same size that are dead and to remove them - I could buy a new SUV!!!

Gumbo Lily said...

Really sad to lose a tree like that. It's HUGE! You'll stay warm this winter.