Thursday, February 15, 2024

Tippity top

It was about at this point (about two-thirds up the trunk) that the lumberjack stopped sawing off the cedar's limbs. Just after I snapped this picture, he climbed up among the branches and attached a rope around the trunk. He tossed the loose end down to the ground and the crew took up the slack while moving well away from the base of the tree.

I wonder if the lumberjack's hobbies include mountain climbing?

Once the all-clear was given, he sawed a notch into the trunk just below the lower branches. The treetop tipped and down it went, landing with a dull thud on the ground below. The ground crew sawed off the branches and mulched them in short order.


  1. And THAT is why we hire professionals.

    (I don’t know if a lumberjack climbs mountains; I do know he skips and jumps and likes to press wildflowers.)

    1. You are too funny! :)

  2. mitch, and has buttered scones for tea.


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