Monday, May 06, 2013
This old mulberry tree in our backyard has been ravaged twice by storms in the past few years - most recently by the post-Sandy snowstorm. It's time for it to go.
I do have that new chainsaw (16 in?) and have thought about felling it myself.
But do you see all those wires behind it?
Plus I've never done anything like that before.
AND it is technically illegal to cut down a tree in your yard (yes!) in our town.
In fact one family begged to cut down a tree in their yard, for years, but the town wouldn't let them
Guess what, it crushed their house during hurricane Sandy! They are suing, naturally.
I imagine if I tried to do it myself and took out the power lines for the whole neighborhood....I'd be in a heap of $hit - or possibly dead in a non-figurative sense!
Question for y'all - how much do you think they charge to cut down a tree like that in a Wall Street town? In a town where math tutors make $100 an hour and plumbers charge $150...