The last of the tree to go….
….well it was pretty dramatic, they had to cut wedges from the base just so and pull with ropes to make sure the trunk didn’t torque and smash into the building on its way down – I was shaking with my camera and I wasn’t even the one pulling on the tree or wielding the chainsaw! Though the limbs had rot and fissures, the trunk was still very solid and a beautiful slab was cut and saved for me. That’s all that’s left of this massive oak, aside from saw dust. I’ve set it aside in a sheltered and shady spot to dry slowly so it won’t crack.
I was surprised by all the stars I could see last night and the bright sky this morning… new plants will grow.