Christmas is a time when most people put up trees. This year we took some down.
There were two old ceders in our yard that had been damaged by storms in the past and, as a result, grown new "tops" which resulted in unstable trees that were rotting from the inside. In short they were a safety hazard and unfortunately, had to come down.
Before the trees could be cut down they needed some of the large tops cut off to make it safer and easier to drop the tree without it damaging things on the way down. Keith would climb up as high as he could (roped off) and tie a rope around the part they were taking off. Then Dad would climb up with the chainsaw and cut it down. The rope helped it fall where they wanted. Keith and Alex each got to take one of the safer ones off as well and were pretty excited about it.
Tree number two with multiple trunks and a rotten core inhabited by carpenter ants.
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