Well the tree guys came late yesterday and took care of the tree. In less than 90 minutes it was off my house, cut up and reduced to chips. Amazing how fast they were.
Triguy, that particular tree, although at least 35 or 40 feet tall was probably no more than 30 years old. It was not ancient, when I looked at the place the first time back in the early 90's it was not big enough to really notice. From the road the view really does not seem all that different. But from the house looking out it sure does. Will take some getting used to. Hated to lose it, but the half left standing was just to damaged by the split in the trunk to risk leaving it standing. The next hurricane could have easily landed that right back on the house and it might not have been so lucky the next time.
Locust Quarter, circa 1770 Georgian Gambrel roofed cottage.