Trimming a Limb

Today I finally got around to getting a much needed limb trimmed on one of my back yard trees.

back yard, tree trimming, saws, ladders yard workYou can see here that one of the limbs veers off to the left in this picture. The big problem is that it then sends a few branches off over the backyard of the neighbors. I really should have trimmed it a couple years ago.

back yard, tree trimming, saws, ladders yard workYou can see here that the branches are pretty full of leaves and cause a big mess.

I have been calculating how to  bring down the limbs for quite some time now. Sometimes I would just stand there and try to figure out whether I can cut them so that they don’t hit the structure in the neighbor’s backyard.

back yard, tree trimming, saws, ladders yard workToday was only the first step as I only cut off two branches. It is a bit difficult as it takes quite a while to cut through a branch that is far above your head.

However, the first cut was pretty satisfying. My calculations were all good and the branch came swinging down missing the structure with plenty of room.

The rest of the branches I need to cut will all have more clearance so they will be a bit easier.

back yard, tree trimming, saws, ladders yard workOf course, once the branches were on the ground it was time for a lot of clean up. Luckily I could use saws with bigger teeth and it was easier.

back yard, tree trimming, saws, ladders yard workAfter I get these slowly broken down and put into the yard waste container I will then trim back a few more.

I used a few muscles that don’t get used much today. I am sure I will be a bit sore tomorrow.

Steven

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2 Responses to Trimming a Limb

  1. Trimming a Limb

    On Saturday, January 30, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “Today I finally got around to getting a much needed > limb trimmed on one of my back yard trees. You can see here that one of the > limbs veers off to the left in this picture. The big problem is that it > then sends out a few branches off over the backyard ” >

  2. Pingback: More Limb Trim | Braman's Wanderings

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