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Westport, CT - Caution, Falling Trees

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Adding to the charm of Westport. CT are the stately trees that line our roads and grace our yards.  Along with the beauty of wooded properties, however, comes the potential disruption and danger caused by falling trees.  The most common occurrences happen during major storms, when fallen limbs routinely cause power outages.  Three times, early this summer, trees fell on motorists on the Merritt Parkway, in Stamford, Westport and Fairfield, in one instance resulting in a fatality.

Damaged Tree


Of course, trees can also fall on fair weather days, especially if they are diseased or damaged.  So, we were less than thrilled to notice a tall tree, in our front  yard, leaning at a precipitous angle.  On further inspection, we found that the trunk of the tree was split open.

On the one hand, we hoped that mother nature would take care of it, during the next storm, with the surrounding trees cradling it and breaking its fall. but, there were too many ifs in that scenario.  So, it was time to call in the tree service. 

In the bucket

 

  The first step was a ride, up in the bucket, to trim the extra branches.
  

   Downed tree With a clear path, the tree was taken down.

That was followed by more

  Tree removal  trimming and chipping

  Stump grinding  stump grinding

  cleanup  and cleanup

 Now we just have to plant some new grass! 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsMarilyn Katz • August 09 2011 03:18PM

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Marily, glad you took care of it before it got a chance to take care of you.  It was great meeting you at Dagny's this evening and I'm waiting for the new photo.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 7 years ago

Leah, that tree we took care on our time.  The Wed., 3 A.M., was a surprise!!  Pics on FB.  Great meeting/seeing eveyone at Dagny's.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Marilyn sad to see so many old trees uprooted recently because of the heavy rainfall.  Trees add so much to the landscaping.  Nice pictorial of a tree removal.

It was a pleasure meeting you at Dagny's

 

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 7 years ago

Jennifer- We all enjoy the beauty that trees add to our towns, but no fun when they come down and take the power with them.  Glad the storm didn't affect our meetup.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

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