A Fellow To Fell A Tree

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A diseased tree was leaning over our house. We contacted Jason Kelly, a certified  arborist who determined the 50ft. water oak needed to come down.  So, up he went and methodically felled the tree over the course of one very fascinating afternoon–giving me the opportunity to meet two challenges in one!  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves or Trees and the Jen H’s Daily Post Challenge: Story

Wearing helmet with face shield and ear protection, a chainsaw, hand saw and other equipment attached to his harness, the arborist, using climbing spurs and rope, scales a high limb.

Wearing helmet with face shield and ear protection, a chainsaw, hand saw and other equipment attached to his harness, the arborist, using climbing spurs and rope, scales a high limb.

After tying off the limb to a pulley rope, he removes the top branches with chainsaw.

After tying off the limb to a pulley rope, he removes the top branches with chainsaw.

He guides one of the cut upper branches down while standing in the basket of his 40 ft. boom lift.

He guides one of the cut upper branches down while standing in the basket of his 40 ft. boom lift.

Arborist and "skywalker" balanced on a branch some 40 feet in the air.

Arborist and “skywalker” balanced on a branch some 40 feet in the air.

Arborist uses a pulley and rope system to guide heavy branches down safely.

Using a pulley and rope system, he guides heavy branches down safely.

Assistant removes the wedge shaped notch after the arborist makes the notch cut.

Assistant removes the wedge shaped notch after the arborist makes the notch cut.

Assistants hold a guide line and keep the cable TV wires out of the fall zone as the final fell cut is made.

Assistants hold a guide line and keep the cable TV wires out of the fall zone as the final fell cut is made.

The felled tree trunk comes to rest as planned-- on a log placed in the fall zone.

The felled tree trunk comes to rest as planned–on a log placed in the fall zone.

Certified Arborist Jason Kelly of Skywalker Tree Company

Certified Arborist Jason Kelly of Skywalker Tree Company

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