For several weeks D has been working on topping the 5 Spanish Oaks which were lost in last year's drought. Today was the big day to take the trunks down. Despite my protestations that we should get someone in to do the job D was determined to do the job himself. He headed to HD to rent a big chainsaw.
By a process of tying the trunks he was able to bring them down with minimal damage to the surrounding plants.
I stood by with water, camera and phone in hand (in case of an accident).
So sad to lose such big trees and the wonderful shade in the Spanish Oak garden. I heard another chainsaw being used in one of the houses behind us. So many trees lost to last year's brutal summer.
I'm glad that HD provided such great safety gear as well as requiring insurance.
It was a tough mornings work in wicked heat. Well done D.