For those of you who have been following this blog, you will have heard about our palm trees. Affectionately called the telegraph poles, they have been living on borrowed time. Too big for our small yard, and without too many redeeming features, the palm trees just had to go. Regardless of what fantastic Drawn Outdoors creation was conjured up, the palms would have no place beyond the chipper!
Today is the day. As I type this I can hear the familiar hum of chainsaws like music to my ears. I should qualify this. As well as being a qualified landscape architect, I have also completed arboricultural qualifications at TAFE, and as part of my previous life I worked a lot with trees, so the hum of chainsaws is a bit like being at work again.
Fred and his crew from Action Tree Management ripped those trees out in a matter of minutes (or at least it seemed that quick!). They’re still here, at the complex, taking out a couple of other trees and tidying up the other palm trees in the common property. After the gardeners last week, and the tree guys this week, the eventual improvement of the complex is starting to take shape.
Here are some action shots of the guys at work – the Daredevil thought it was fantastic!
The down side is, no more procrastinating because of palm trees!