Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Redneck Arborist

Last time we visited our lake cabin we were in for a little surprise.  And not the good kind.  One of the trees in the yard had broken and fallen over.  About 2 feet above the ground it had split in two and one side had snapped, allowing it to fall over in the opposite direction.  It wasn't black or burned or anything, such as it probably would be if lightning had hit it so it was probably a windstorm that knocked it over.  It looked to me like the only thing to do was to finish cutting it down.  I mean, the leaves were still fairly green and it hadn't even been like that for a complete week but what else could be done for it?

This is where my brother stepped in to rescue the situation.  And it's a good thing he was there because he's a professional arborist.  As a matter of fact, he's a professional at everything.  If you don't believe that, just ask him and he will set you straight.  Anyway, he got busy doing what professional arborists do.

One long stick, an even longer piece of PVC pipe, part of a roll of duct tape and 10 minutes later and it was as good as new.  If you don't believe me, just look.  See?

Here's a view from another angle, just in case some of you out there are having the same problem with your tree and you want to fix it yourself.  The way the professionals do.

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