On December 27th some incredibly high winds and what some have identified as a “mini” tornado, blew through our neighborhood. Due to the drought we’ve endured over the past several years, many trees were easily uprooted by the winds, and a few tops snapped off by the tornado, causing a considerable amount of damage.
There are several pines surrounding our home, but one pine leaned precariously toward our lake house. In fact, the branches on the tree’s opposite side had all taken leave, which gave us every reason for concern that the tree might split our house in two following the next big storm.
When our friends next door decided to fell trees in their front yard, we jumped at the opportunity for a reduced price on felling the pine in question. I strongly dislike taking any tree down, but we simply did not want to take the chance of it descending across our home like two different pine trees did to two different homes only two doors down.
So, we accepted the $500 bid from Oliphant’s Tree Service and down it came.
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