How To Cut Down a Tree – Thinking Out Of The Box

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How to cut down a tree thinking outside of the box.  My last post cutting down a tree left us at the point of the evergreen tree still standing as its hilarious-looking self.  Hubby got it in his head to take the tree down in a different way.  He thinks out of the box.  Always something different from him, never boring, and just plain fun.

“I’m going to dig around the trunk and pull the tree, roots and all, out with my truck.”

“Well how the heck are you going to do that?”  I am picturing this in my head….nope, not gonna happen.  The little truck that could.

This I had to see.

How To Cut Down a Tree - Thinking Out Of The Box

This, Mr. Engineer neighbor wanted to see.  “Call me when you get ready”, he said.

Hubby was digging around the trunk of the tree, taking his time in the heat with frequent breaks sitting on a chair.  The nicest next door neighbor on the block, who jokes around a lot, peeps her head out the door and yells “get back to work.”

Clearly people were watching.

Digging around the trunk

Crazy fast bike rider zooms by and yells “nice work!”  Clearly approval has been granted.

Cars slow down as they go by not knowing the tree is not going to be cut down, but is going to be pulled out of the ground roots and all. 

Strap and chain ready for hook up
All set to not cut down a tree.  He is simply going to pull it out of the ground.

Tree is coming down

It’s coming down one way or another, hopefully the easy way.  We previously cut all the evergreen branches off as far up as we could.

Cut through a few main roots

Except…on first try it did not budge so he cut through two of the largest main roots.

Petite Pony

The petite pony that lives on the farm down the street came by for a visit.

Pony

The girl walking the pony volunteers to help with the animals on the farm out of sheer joy.  She had taken the pony down to the soccer field to show the kids.

My Little Pony

My little pony enjoyed the grass.  Actually, the owners of these ponies hook them up to a small carriage that is a delight to see.  Snapping a photo of the carriage and ponies is hard because I never know when their coming until I hear the clippity-clop.

Dig around the trunk of tree

 The End

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12 Comments

  1. Thanks Carolann, it was awesome to see him pull the tree out of the ground instead of cutting it down, that is for sure. I love the horses and petite ponies that live on the little farm a few doors down.

  2. Thank Brian, it was a really fun day and fun project to do as some neighbors came by to watch the tree get pulled out of the ground.

  3. Can’t believe he was able to just pull the tree out of the ground. Good for y’all for taking care of it yourself! Thanks for sharing!

  4. No doubt you could. One thing though is that the evergreen roots were not that deep or extensive so keep in mind the type of tree. Let me know if you do it this way.

  5. Alright, that was awesome. I got a couple of trees in my yard that need to come out. Wonder if we could do the same thing to get them out.

  6. Hi Linda, this was the first time he took out a tree this way. It worked well since it was a pine tree. He keeps asking me what I want planted there in place of the tree.

  7. Success! Yay! Love how your neighbor is yelling “get back to work!” Cute story & pics Sue!

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