Meanwhile, Back in Virginia
I spent a while in VA, working on the old house and doing some health things – a few doctor appointments. My former company is switching insurance providers and I want to make sure the doctor I choose in SC is in the plan. It seemed easier to just visit the doctor I have been seeing instead of a hurried switch. It was a good thing to see him and discuss the move and handling getting paperwork transferred, plus get my prescriptions refilled.
While I was at the house, I was told the huge sycamore across the street was mostly dead and had dropped a large limb, smashing my neighbors’ car. Since they have small children who played in the yard, it had to go. I got a front row seat to watch it come down. I never heard anyone say how tall, but think the tree must have been 100 feet, with over 4 foot diameter. The matching tree on the other side of the property is till healthy. The tree company trimmed out any bad branches in it and the one large one which overhung the house and yard. Here’s shots from the first day, which was cloudy and a light rain at times.
I took the pictures from my front window, where there were more shrub branches than I noticed.
At this point, they used the crane to hold a strap around the top of the trunk, while a man in the bucket truck cut across at a good length. Then the crane operator maneuvered it into a truck bed. There were three large trunk pieces.
Of course, I did not notice until later that my leaves hid a lot of the base in this picture, sorry for the oversight, but you can get a sense of the size of tree and equipment with which they were working.
You can see how clear it is above the house and yard, so cars and people are now safe. The next day the crew returned and completely cleaned up the debris.