First on the chopping block are these two dying evergreens and the clumps of overgrown juniper bushes that mark the end of the driveway. Those bushes were such a hazard as you could not see if cars were coming. Granted, it's not a busy street but I still didn't like the idea of the girls riding their bikes and not being able to see if a car was coming.
They got right to work on the evergreens first.
When the girls got home from school, we counted the rings on the evergreens and found out that they were about 27 years old. It was a great lesson in seeing which years had more rain and which years were dry and how that affected the ring size.
After the junipers and forsythia were dispatched, next up was the apple tree.
While up there, he tied a rope around it so the other two guys could pull it in the right direction as he cut.
Last, it was time to trim the sugar maple away from the house.