Big Oak Tree Removal

We found that one side of the big oak tree at the apex of our front yard was rotten at its base.  It was overhanging both the retaining wall and where I park my RV so we couldn’t take a chance of it falling and decided to have it removed.  We hired Colt Langstaff, a certified arborist to take it down.  Turned out to be quite an event with all the neighbors stopping by to watch him surgically remove it so as not to drop it onto the retaining wall or damage the sprinkler heads on the lawn.  Beer flowed in the audience all day long.  Since we couldn’t use the wood I gave it to my friend Alan and it amounted to several cords worth.  Alan, Taylor and I split, sawed, chipped and hauled it away.  The RV parking spot is now all clean and safe.

The part of this oak with the yellow tag was what had to be removed.
The part of this oak with the yellow tag was what had to be removed.
After the tree was cut down.
After the tree was cut down.
Colt's signature in the base
Colt’s signature in the base
The wood from the tree after we hauled it to Alan's house.  Alan and Taylor in the back.
The wood from the tree after we hauled it to Alan’s house. Alan and Taylor in the back.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

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