We have this ugly Red Oak tree at the end of the driveway, up near the road. It’s ugly because the branches are all out of shape. I guess the weather has done a number on it over the years.
The majority of the tree is intact, but…well, I’ll just show you with the photos below.
Okay, that last hail storm broke a big branch way up at the top of this ugly Oak tree. I saw it and called a tree service to come over and give me a price on getting that branch out of there and generally cleaning the tree up. They came, gave me a price and left.
I thought about it for a few days and figured that I had time because the big branch was kind of wedged way up there and not really going anywhere. If we were lucky, the wind would knock it down and I could save a couple hundred bucks. I would just cut it up and do my thing.
Well, the last time I was mowing the lawn, I started looking up at that branch. I was cutting the grass directly under the tree when I started wondering exactly how wedged that branch was. I decided to stop wondering and have the tree company come back to prune out the tree.
As you can see, there wasn’t much they could do with this tree, besides clean it up a bit and get rid of that branch and the dead wood. They also lifted the branches up to about thirty feet. Trust me, it looks better than before.
The exciting part about the whole thing is that I now have a small pile of chips to spread around. I also told the guy to feel free to dump his extra chips here every now and then. I sure have places to put them.