What is there to say about 2014? We cut, we pruned, we ground stumps – we made the world a safer, more attractive place! And we had fun doing it.
The first fun adventure – right out of the gates, was a long-awaited trip to Florida. Celebrating Chris’s 40th birthday with a big trip was a goal of mine for many years. We did EVERYTHING! From South Beach, Miami to a cruise to the Bahamas, from Disney to Kennedy Space Centre – Coral Castle and the Everglades. Read more
I have been alluding to a secret mission over the last month – in the social medias. Implying covert arboreal arts is what I was doing. So now it’s time to spill the beans!!
normally we’d put this wood through the chipper
We actually had a chance to work on a real deal movie!!! Read more
After all the excitement of recents storms, and working in the blazing heat, it was very nice for a little light drizzle yesterday. I’m a little light on pictures, because I didn’t carry my phone all day (my pockets were too wet) Read more
The past few weeks have been pretty epic. Here in Brandon, the flood waters are still high, folks are cleaning up after two back to back storms a week apart, and we are catching up.
Chris and I usually work 6 days a week throughout the summer. Both storms hit on Saturday nights, which meant
brunch – get geared up and get out there!!!
On the second storm Sunday, the calls started rolling in at 8am – I wasn’t even out of bed. Didn’t even know how bad the storm had been in the south end – I figured we’d quote on the jobs on the way to brunch. nope Read more
Here in South Western Manitoba, we’ve reached monsoon season. We have had a lot — I mean A LOT – of water. Besides the flooding and general state of emergency that was declared, super saturated soil is trouble for trees. Why?
When the last storm came through, we saw twisted and ripped apart trees. The winds were so strong, the weaker trees broke apart. Read more
Grinding stumps is a kind of archeological excavation – but thru wood instead of rock. We look at the rings and sometimes we count them. Notice included discarded branches from the old days and marvel at the difference in size from year to year. Sometimes we make up prospector voices and talk about back in ‘ot nine.
But mostly we are amazed at the crap that is included in stumps.
today’s special: golf ball, wire fence, angle iron, large piece of concrete
We tend to think of trees as peaceful, pastorally framing, even zen. But make no mistake. They are fighting a battle of life and death – in the branches and in the roots. Read more