Huge Tree Cut Down
Daniel and I have been waiting a few years to remove a huge tree from our yard.
There used to be 6 of these mammoth poplar trees in our backyard. One night, during a typical windy evening, one of them fell down and into the ravine behind our house. We didn’t even realize it had fallen.
When we awoke in the morning and looking outside, we realized one of the trees were completely gone. Shivers ran up and down our spines when we realized the tree could have fallen onto the house.
For years, we have been extremely nervous of this tree. We had called tree experts to remove and one tree company said the tree was too big for them to take down.
For every severe thunderstorm advisory, snow blizzard and even tornado warnings, this tree left us with a lump in our throats. While the tree looks lush, there are many significant branches that have died. During really windy conditions, we would find huge branches on the ground.
It came down to a simple logical reason. Take the tree down now for the cost of a tree service or potentially deal with tree potentially smashing into our house or the neighbours house.
I have to say, while it was being cut… I felt like a bit of the enemies in Avatar taking out Home Tree. Some ways it’s feel like destroying mother nature but Daniel has planted 60 trees within our property over the years. Yes, those trees may be insignificant compared to one massive tree. I think peace of mind had to rule at the end of the day.
I do know, the insurance company did ask about the height of any tree within a certain distance. This one was totally on the radar for our insurance company as well.
Though we may be accused of destroying mother nature… I think if people lived here and felt the threat of the tree, I think they would have a different perspective. While some argue it wasn’t that close to the house. It was closer to our neighbours house than ours. Once the wind picks up, the entire tree acts like a wind sail and anything can happen.
Thanks to Ron Holmes Tree Removal for taking care of our situation. I know they were nervous too but did a great job of preparations to ensure the tree fell in the right direction.