Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The tree trimmers

Working for an electric cooperative, I knew the day was coming. Tree trimmers are hired to keep the right of way under power lines cleared.

Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your point of view, the power lines run right up along the side of our long drive way. I say fortunately, because by trimming, they can keep the branches from scraping the cars and trucks that come in. However it does drastically change the view.

Yesterday morning, we got a knock on the door at 7:40. The trimmers had arrived.

Luckily, I knew they were in the area so I took this picture the day before.


Just a short time later it was starting to look like this.

Later this . . .



Even Bentley notices the difference.


It's all trimmed, chipped, and opened up.



Here's the machine that did it all. It's a Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer.


Notice the big saw blade.




All this took place in a matter of about 5 hours. It only took one batch of cookies to bribe the guys not to butcher my big cedar trees!

9 comments:

Annie Jones said...

I'd like the seclusion, but I'd guess I like having electricity even better.

Nancy said...

wow...I guess you stayed inside the A/C car as I couldn't really hear the trimmers and I bet they aren't quiet...

katie said...

That is one scary piece of equipment.
At least you will always have electricity hopefully.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Scary! But they make short work of it. I know what you mean by the change in the view. The county has hired a guy to clean up the FIL's side of the road (across from us). This fella is slower than Christmas, but I can see the view slowly changing. Not sure I like it as much though :-/

Jackie said...

I like it better with the trees...but having the a/c or heat is pretty important! I'm usually not thrilled when the tree trimmers show up in our neighborhood. Maybe I'll have to bribe them with some cupcakes next time.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm going to remember that cookie trick next time they come to my house! blessings, marlene

Deanna said...

I guess it needs to be done but I always like it when the tress grow back out.

That trimmer machine means business!

Stephanie84 said...

We have those monsters run up & down the Katy Trail & I inevitably have to run all the daycare kiddos inside as the machine throws pieces of wood long distances. They all stand at my back door & watch them go by :)

Sara said...

What kind of cookies? ;)

Have you seen when they trim from helicopters? That's crazy!
The new view would take some getting used to but is still lovely.