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Thursday, June 3, 2021

The time has come, the blogger said, to scribble in the blog, of trees, and stones, and sealant stuff, of chimneys and logs.

Some posts are about fishing, some about food, some about fun and family. And some posts are just for a reference to put down a marker about work that was done and will need to be done again. This is that post. Feel free to skip. 

Dead trees on the hit list

We had a few dead or dying trees around camp leaning in directions that were concerning. While we are always willing and able to take down a tree with precision lumberage as needed, if it's leaning toward structures or wires, we'll leave it to professionals. 


In this case, we used Hoovers Tree Service. Jeff talked to them after they did some work for our neighbors earlier this season. We finalized arrangements during this trip. Ray Hoover brought in a bucket truck and a small crew to do the job, including son Ryan, Joel, and Bobby. They made short work of the trees we needed cut and trimmed. 

Monitoring the job from ShedCam

Dad holds court with the Hoover team.

"Bucket Truck" or "Cherry Picker"? You decide. 

Downed trees conveniently cut into stove sized pieces ready to be split.

When we have a cherry picker on the property, it's an opportunity to seal the stonework masonry on the chimney (and along the foundation). This is something that should be done every few years. 

We're behind schedule since the last time we had access to a bucket truck.  Ray charged us an extra hour to use the equipment and, after some some basic training, Ryan set me up in the bucket. Well worth the investment.

Jeff and Robyn supervised the operation from ShedCam

We're good for a few more years.

When done, I took the bucket up for a view.

Dad and Ryan look on with some consternation.

Until Jeff became an expert drone pilot, this was the best aerial view of the lake.

Job done, started the splitting, but I left some for subsequent visitors. You're welcome. 

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