Photos of our sycamore tree being cut down in June of 2015.
This is a web page about our 70 year old sycamore tree which lived in our back yard as long as we have lived here, and we moved in in 1969.
In the spring of 2015 we saw some decay and abnormalities in it which led us to believe that there was something wrong with it.
I took photos of it at various angles and spots, and I e-mailed the pics to the county extension agent for an opinnion. They said that they could not tell if there was a problem from just the photos, and they recommended a local arborist, Daniel Layton, who does work for the Yakima Arboritum. I called him, and he came to the house and confirmed that the tree did have what he called anthraxnose which is a tree disease common to some Sycamores.He said that removing it was not completely necessary, but that we probably would experience losing foilage and large branches in the future. (We did have two large branches fall over the last several years.)
So, we decided to have it cut down, and contacted the arborist to arrange it, and we made an appointment to do it.
On the morning of June 1st. a crew from Uribe's Tree Service showed up and started the project. This company did the actual removal.
They worked from Monday morning through Friday afternoon, and ground the stump out on that Saturday. The following Tuesday Daniel Layton arrived with a big trailer and removed the sawdust left over from the stump grinding. He hauled it away and returned with the same trailed filled with top soil. He filled in the area where the tree was and filled in the divots caused by falling limbs.
I also took a few videos, but I don't have a good video camera, so the videos are not too good, but I wanted to include a few.They are very shakey, so just bear with them as they are not very long.
Well, I got it down to 50 or so photos which is a lot of pics, but I thought that I could not cover the whole project without the ones I have in this web page.