|Storms arrive during any season causing havoc!|
Moving the tree was a bigger project than I could handle by myself. I contacted one tree cutter in the area, but his price was too high ($700!) just to cut it in half to move it to a safer location.
|This peach tree was snapped from 100 mph winds in 2014.|
On the way home from the store I stopped to ask a person who was cutting up downed trees what he’d charge to cut the tree in half for me. He said I’d have to ask his boss, who was in another part of the area.
I had groceries in the car, so told him thank you and I would get back to them. Less than 10 minutes after I got home, the doorbell rang. “I was told you needed a tree moved to a safer location” said the man at the door. I walked him down, showed him the tree, and explained I just needed it cut in half so it was safely on the ground. I intended to cut it up for next year’s firewood at my leisure. “No problem!” he declared. “How much will it cost?” I asked.
I have to plan for every little or big expense. Safety outweighs penny pinching when push comes to shove. I knew I would be able to juggle things to cover it.
He gave me what I refer to as the MAN look. It’s present in every male species, I’m sure, and sends the message about a task being so easy to do for a man that there is no need to offer payment because that’s what they were born to do. He waved off the question.
The tree was out of the way and the big pieces cut up in less than 10 minutes. The two of them even cut it to the right size for my classic Sweet Home Stove Works wood stove, which takes 12-inch logs comfortably rather than the standard 16-inch lengths.
|The tree that fell was this tall.The juniper bushes held it up.|