There's been a lot of noise and destruction around our place the last couple of days. Fred was concerned about some trees on the property...a couple were too close to the house, one was polluting one of the tanks with leaves and bark and some others were dead and needed to be taken down before a storm demolished them.
These two photos are taken in the driveway at the front of the house. The blue thing is the mulcher spitting ground up tree into the white container. As you can see in the lower photo, the tree is much higher than the fully extended cherry picker.
This is roughly the top third of an iron bark tree by my back door. I took this from the carport (where the guys had set up their chairs for smoko). Behind the fellow in the green shirt is the stable and directly in front of that, Jane and I will put our vege garden. If this tree had fallen in the wrong direction, like on my place, there would have been nothing left of me or my house, so I'm really glad it's being taken down. Oh by the way, that round object on the left is the top of one of the inground water tanks, there's another just out of sight of the picture.