The tree by the lake · · PAGE 18.
July 7, 2020: I looked back to find a
few web pages and photos showing the tree by the lake and the wind damage from
local thunder storms. The tree went from straight up to this angle after a
local storm with strong winds started to uproot the tree in the soft sandy
soil. The ground below is not firm as the water level from the lake allows
October 20, 2020: The old dock is still out there, but that has
nothing to do with the angle of the tree getting to the point I felt it needed
to be braced.
This wide shot of the tree gives a better view of how much the tree is
slowly falling over with each rain storm passing by the house. This image
shows the growing "root ball" on the north side of the tree in this
photo looking west toward Fish Lake.
May 25, 2021: I started taking photos
when the tree removal began. I had removed the braces a few days before
they arrived today. It did not take long until the tree was fully
horizontal . With the tree on the ground, the chain saws quickly cut
the limbs and trunk into manageable pieces that could be carried away. The
tracked vehicle seen here has a front end loader that can grasp many tree limbs
and the pieces of the tree trunk and carry them to the truck on the street in
front of the house.
The crew was also tasked with removing the Spanish Moss from the large
tree behind the house. The guy in the green shirt has a long pole with a
chain saw to reach up to remove dead branches from the strangling effects of the
This photo shows the final size of the root ball when the tree was lying
on the ground at the bottom left corner of the photo below. The main thing
to see in this image is the high-rise platform that gives access to the upper
branches of the tree for pruning.
The track vehicle is backing out of the gate on the south side of the
house heading for the street to unload the tree limbs for final removal.
This big truck is equipped with a large claw to pick up the tree limbs
from the road side and place them in the truck bed. I have seen this type
of truck working after a hurricane a few years ago.
Here is the load seen in a photo above after ready to be put into the
Their truck that brought the two tracked vehicles to our location is seen
here waiting for the completion of the job. The tree trunk was brought up
front before the pile of limbs.
This photo looking at the north side of tree shows the tracked vehicle
ready to remove another load of limbs for transport to the street side location
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