Yesterday I told you about the work being done across the street from my house - all of the mature trees are being removed from a lot that has always been empty. The work continued on Thursday and I was working at home again and got to capture it.
The workers were just cutting this great big section of this tree.
Another one down.
I hadn't noticed before the way this tree split. After taking down the first part there was what looked like another whole tree to take down.
My depiction of the grade is off here - the tree and the backhoe were actually more level. This tree was on the very corner of the lot, close to the low wall and driveway of the house next to it, so the workers took extra steps to make sure it fell the right way.
Now that tree is (mostly) gone, too. The backhoe driver takes over to work on the "stump," which I'm guessing is still about 10 feet tall.
The backhoe driver continues digging around the stump and trying to break it apart for most of the afternoon.
The backhoe driver and the tree workers quickly did away with the magnolias in the northeast corner, and then all of the trees were gone.
The backhoe driver eventually got rid of the stump, and spent the rest of the afternoon breaking up tree trunks and limbs and putting them into piles. He was still working when I made this sketch at 5:00 PM.
I'm curious about how they will get rid of these piles, and if I'm home when they do it I will probably sketch it.
Editing this to add the two-page spreads from the day.
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