Thursday, May 12, 2011

Backyard Mess/Tree Removal/ New Fence

So I am the queen of starting huge projects and almost finishing them, but leaving the little details to get unfinished. I hate it about myself. So before the basement is 100% complete I decided to tackle a different LARGE project outside. I don't even know where to start on this blog post... so here it goes.

Since I moved in Millie has been able to jump my fence in the back yard. It has made leaving her in the backyard during the day very difficult. So I decided this spring to replace the fence. It was much needed anyway, since the whole south side was pretty much completely falling down. So after several overpriced bids, I figured with some help it could be managed on my own. MISTAKE #1... but needless to say I moved forward with project.

Part of the reason my fence was a disaster on the south side was due to this huge tree in the backyard.

The fence was hardly together on the one side due to the root growing!

So the first part of the project was to cut the tree down! Had to barrow my brothers truck and bobcat to haul it all off. I called Provo city for some help, since my power line went right through the tree, but they were unwilling since it wasn't a main power line! They were extremely unhelpful. They did inform me that since they were not willing to help, that if I damanged the power line at all I would have to pay for it.

I did enjoy driving the bobcat and dumping the huge parts on the tree in the trailer.

As you can see in the pictures the tree was unique to say the least. Not to mention that it was hallow in the center on a lot of the branches. Kind of cool! I love the below picture. The sun was setting one night and it looked awesome.

Once all the main branches and stuff was hauled away we still have this massive stump to deal with. So a friend of a friend that works at Provo city (he cuts trees down for his job), came and helped cut the bottom with his huge chain saw!

This picutre kind of gives you an idea of actually how big this root of this tree was!

Once we started taking the tree down the rest of the fence just fell over. Now I have to go outside with Millie everytime she has to go the bathroom. Not my favorite things, especially at 5 in the morning when she gets up.

Since I had the bobcat I decided to rip out a small cement riser that was on the side of the house. With the fence going in, it had to go. This is the truck all loaded up with the cement. It wasn't an easy.

With all the cement gone and the area leveled some posts finally got put in. So I am making progress.

Now I just need a few more hours in each day to work on this project.


Linds Forrest said...

You are without a doubt Superwoman! I am so impressed with everything you can do. I doubt there isn't anything you can't do! I bet the yard and fence will look awesome when done. Can't wait to see pictures!!

Jes said...

You seriously amaze me! You can do anything!

Charlotte Tree Service said...

I cannot believe honestly how humongous that wonderful tree was!!! But those "people" you called for help can rot in the dirt it was dug up from, how selfish could you honestly be? Those people make me sick.

-Tony Salmeron
Tree Removal Asheville

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