My husband had beautiful beech trees planted in the backyard. They are tall and have an elegance to them. Recently they have been losing limbs in summer storms. Not just small branches have been falling although have been dropping down too. It is the large limbs that seem to crack and hang precariously off the large branches following storms.
My husband has been able to get on a tall ladder and cut them down thus far. Although a really large limb cracked last week and I thought we might need to have a tree removal company come and take it down. My husband barely had to pull on this branch for it to come down which was kind of scary.
I have worked at keeping JDaniel away from the branches until they are down on the ground. They make me nervous dangling from so high up.
Once the limbs are on the ground, I am ready to cut the limbs into smaller pieces and drag to the curb. Jdaniel is ready to play in the branches. I tend to give him a morning of supervised play before I start breaking the branches down.
He has loved playing fort in the branches.
Later he likes to peel the bark off the branches with pliers. I am not sure why that is fun for him, but he sure does like to do it.
He could spend all morning peeling bark off and putting it into piles. It is so hard for him to see the branches slowly disappearing to the curb when he time of bark peeling is over.