Ding Dong the Palms are dead!

17 Aug

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!

Just getting started on Palm number 1

First palm, the fronds are falling

Second Palm just getting underway

second palm getting there

Almost there

The yard before the stump grinding - no more telegraph poles

The down side is, no more procrastinating because of palm trees!





8 Responses to “Ding Dong the Palms are dead!”

  1. Clair August 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh great!! I will be watching this space for exciting spring garden developments!

    • drawnoutdoors August 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

      Damn, I’d better get that drawing board from your place then!

  2. Clair August 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Oh, and I can so imagine how excited the Daredevil was with all that action going on. My Danger Mouse would have been mightily impressed, also.

    • drawnoutdoors August 17, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

      The only problem was the noise – we weren’t so keen on the chainsaws, but the guys up the trees were tops!

  3. Julie August 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    I look forward to your next move with your garden. Julie

    • drawnoutdoors August 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

      Think I might have to get Mr Perfect to work!

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  1. Weeding it out take 2 « drawnoutdoors - August 24, 2011

    […] So much can happen in such a small amount of time.  It feels like yesterday I was telling you all about the massive effort the Gardeners had made clearing the common gardens in our complex of some very nasty weeds.  If you missed it, catch it here.  And then we bade farewell to our Bangalow Palms. If you missed that one, it’s here. […]

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