Taming the Monster Tree

A few weeks ago, we decided that our monstrous tree had gotten out of control and that it was time to give the tree a little haircut. It was getting to the point where the branches were so low that I could even reach them. GASP! I know, you’re amazed.

So CJ called a tree trimming man and had him come over to estimate how much it would cost to trim the tree. It was definitely worth the cost because we did not want to have to deal with any repercussions that a windy day might leave behind if some of those branches fell down onto our roof.

Helpful Hint: Ask your tree trimmer whether or not they have liability insurance (thanks Mom for the tip!). If you hire a company that does not carry liability insurance, you will be responsible for injuries or damages incurred to or by the tree trimmers while they are working on your property

Here’s a before picture:

As you can see, it was on the verge of eating our house

Branches low enough to grab
Bullying the tiny little tree next to it

A few days later the Tree Man, as I’ll fondly remember him, came over when we were at work and did a wonderful job trimming the tree. CJ stopped by during his lunch time to check on the progress and sent me a photo of the finished job. I never knew I could get so excited about a tree being trimmed but see for yourself, it’s a work of art! I had a huge grin on my face the rest of the day and showed everyone who was interested in seeing the before and after.

Woohoo!

The Tree Man said that we will only need to do this every couple of years so luckily this isn’t a regular expense that we have to account for. The smaller tree in our yard  might end up getting removed at a later time because it was being bullied by the monster-sized one. It was gasping for sunlight by trying to lean to the left so it clearly doesn’t look healthy. Poor little guy.

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