My last post showed the damage from the 2013 storm and some of the clean up. What I neglected to tell everyone is that all but one of the cottonwood trees were removed. We still hope to remove the last one because they are so old and rotting from the inside out. They have become dangerous.
The removal of the trees is a depressing thing to me and especially to my middle girl. I think she must be part tree because every time we have to do anything, like trimming the trees, she cries for them. She bawled when she found out we were going to remove the big trees. I empathize with her. They were majestic and the subject of a lot of my photography.
These trees are now all gone except for the last one. It has been trimmed beyond recognition, though.
Here is a video I created of some still shots I took while they cut down the trees. It's not the best video and it has no audio. Thankfully it's not very long. The last tree to come down actually hit the house. It's hard to see in the video but the two pictures after they fall show the damage it did. I really hope it works because my preview isn't letting me check it.
If the video doesn't work you should be able to view it by clicking the link below.
Tree Removal 2015