So this happened.
No, not a tornado. Just a chainsaw. We are planning to expand the garage out in that direction, and so the trees needed to go.
Doug started by removing all the shrubbery underneath.
The little group of trees looked quite nice when it was cleaned up. Maybe we should have done that a long time ago.
And then the trees came down one by one.
One of the first trees felled took out one of the cedars as you can see. But after that the technique was perfected, and the trees fell where intended, without further incident.
Some of the trees were pretty tall. One measured out at about 75′. Now we are getting used to a lot more sun on the house and in the garden. I’m always sad to see trees cut down, but we didn’t really have a choice in this case.