I have been in our backyard a total of eight times. One time it was to watch Burger pee.
Seriously. both about the number of times and the pee thing.
We moved into the house almost two and a half years ago and it’s like a jungle back there.
So you should count your lucky stars that I took this photo. and survived.
I almost died. The bugs looked at me like Reuben Studdard looks at an all-you-can-eat wings buffet.
So why am I showing you the back of our house? And why would I raise awareness about the bug-infestation that is our woods? Well, funny you should ask. We were getting so much done in the front yard (and I am a habitual project-starter) we thought that we would get a few trees downed in the back yard before they took out our house. and it’s inhabitants. And my boyfriend’s television. And my fridge…that holds the bacon.
Obviously I am eager to share the exciting process. And introduce you to the studs that took our badest boy – a big daddy pine down…to the ground…to get out of the rain…boom…booom…booom! So here he is:
So huge-eronomous that one photo wouldn’t cut it.
First, we hired a guy from our church, Jason Chapman. He’s a pro tree chopper. and affordable. And of course, you remember Eric the Yard Dude. He’s the one that helped us with our front yard. (boys avert your eyes if you would like to continue remaining hetero….this is your final warning.)
Jason quickly harnessed up with these spikey leg thingies.
And started climbing the tree.
And he climbed.
And climbed. Can you see him way up there?
There he is. No fear of heights here. I mean…there. Heights make me have accidents.
Along the way, he cut off little branches. But the point of the mile-high climb was to tie a couple extra long ropes to the top. You see, these boys were gonna fall this thing in one giant move…instead of chopping off sections at a time.
blogworthy?…you can betcha your front row tickets to NKOTB on it!
So Eric was busy on the ground getting the tree lines attached to winches. They were going to use this rope system to ensure that the tree would fall exactly where they wanted it to.
The Takeuchi was their wingman. Ensured that this big fella was gonna bang Mother Earth just right….get your mind outta the gutter you pervs 🙂
So they began cutting.
About ten minutes later, this big hoss was on the ground. Yay for winches.
The wingman did the cleanup. He often does 🙂
And because I am feeling extra excited about chopping down a potentially house-wrecking pine tree, I put a little video together below for your viewing pleasure. or you can click on this link to see it 🙂
One hundred thousand points to whomever can name that tune!
Oh and if you need a good tree chopper in the Atlanta area, email me and I will send you Jason’s number! Happy chopping ya’ll!