Fran was kinda pissed off about the whole thing. She sez its her tree since bought it for $10 bucks. I think I planted it. Anyway there are three huge oaks and two big pears and one smaller Pear in the back, so its not that big a loss. In fact I'm pleased, because the Bur Oak will take over the spot previously taken by the pear.
Cutting down the tree was a lot of work. I don't have a chain saw, so I started removing limbs with my hand saw. Fran suggested that I use my circular saw instead - and that worked pretty well. I hacked away at it for an hour or so which filled the back of the pickup, then it was off to the transfer station. I hacked away for another hour or so, when my neighbor asked if I wanted to use his chain saw. So I borrowed that one, hacked off another couple of limbs and took that load to the dump.
Once back from the second dump run and now armed with the chain saw, I felled the rest of the tree. This dude had about a 12 inch diameter. I cut up the remains and cleaned up.
Now the back yard looks bizarre without that tree there. But I think I'll get used to it. The Martins will enjoy the flight line I'm sure.
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