We had a big maple tree in the back yard that we had to take down because it was too close to the power line. This is the before picture, obviously.
Partly cut down.
Cutting down the main part of the trunk.
Taking off a piece of the trunk.
Another action shot.
Just a pile of logs. Some friends came a few weeks later and picked up all the logs - it took two trips.
Now there is clear air where the wire is.
This is the stump grinder. The operator is driving the machine over to grind down another stump. We had about five stumps ground down.
This is the stump grinder in action. The machine had a little diesel engine that drove a hydraulic pump that spun the grinding blade as well as driving the wheels.
Sorry to see you go, Mr. Maple.