We were in boy heaven this morning!
The excitement started off with one of their workers putting on his harness getting attached to the crane and getting pulled to the very top of our tree
He then attached himself to our tree and attach the crane above him. Next he went to work.
They cut about 20 feet off the top of the tree and then pulled it up with the crane and took it down to the street so they could cut off all the branches. The trunk of the tree was still attached to the crane and it went flying through the air like Mary Poppins and was put on a trailer farther down the street. They did this FOUR different times.
Back in September, we had a fairly large windstorm and we were watching the tree. We noticed that it was swaying quite a bit.
After we inspected the tree further and had four different arborists come to look at the tree, we realized that the tree had been cabled in two different places to try to keep the branches together. (This is the trunk that came flying past my kitchen window!)
Just note to self: if you ever buy a house take a close look at the trees because they can be expensive to remove!
Our new view.