As hard as it is to give up on a tree, especially one that has been pampered for five years, the fate of the native tulip poplar in our front garden was sealed last week when a massive oak crushed a nearby neighbor’s home. We finally realized Goliath was too much of a risk, especially since we had lost 4 other trees in the past 6 months and they had fallen in a path which would put the ailing poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) in line with my second story office.
The man on the white horse (or truck, if you insist) arrived on time, despite a few early morning sprinkles, and he and his crew began to organize their tools and move their equipment into place while I dug 7 emerging Autumn ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora), creating a small work area at the base of the tree.
Here is a look at the next 6+ hours.
Many thanks to George Powers of Total Tree Service for a job well done. I’ve never met a nicer group. They were meticulous about their work, never gave me a moment’s worry about their safety, charged a fair price, and tidied up before they departed. All in all, a sad day was made a little less worrisome because of their care and consideration.
George has 20 years experience, is fully insured, and offers free estimates. You can reach him at 864-238-5045.
Thanks again, George!