One very small cherry picker, one very big tree! At this point most of the branches had already been removed without having to leave the safety of the basket. But no goggles or harnesses!
Where's that cherry picker gone?! Also you may (!) see a harness, I was just never sure what it was attached to!! This guy really was macho!
And, finally, how else do you pull down a tree! Yes, there is a large chunk missing from its base, but you never know with these guys! The lumberjack forgot to put his gloves on for this bit and burnt his hands :P, not pleasant. The noise was tremendous as it came down. Unfortunately a couple of trees and alot of bushes got in its way, but otherwise I'm fairly sure it went where it was expected to go. As you can see, it has already been put to good use. Unfortunately not for much longer as it is quickly being sawn up and taken away. We are "rescuing" pieces ourselves. The smell is wonderful. I'm hoping it acts in the same way as Cedar wood and I can use some as moth repellant. If nothing else I just like the smell!
Now all I have to do is stop my 3 year old singing "The Lumberjack Song" every time the men come back in the garden to cut up the tree! Can't think where she has learnt that song from! ;))