A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned having the huge Aleppo pine tree cut down, since it was a victim of the hottest, driest summer ever recorded here in Phoenix. I also said something about sharing a few photos of the event, and here they are...
|The Objective: Cutting down the dead Aleppo pine. It was already a huge, bushy sentinel towering above everything else when I bought this property in 1981, but it just couldn't survive the Summer of 2020.|
|Once the equipment was in place, they began by removing all the limbs.|
|Part of the trimming and cleanup crew hard at work. Yes, it was over 100° when they were doing this.|
|Does this photo remind anyone else of "Fargo" or is it just me?|
|Just the trunk left.|
|All cut down. All that remains to be done is to grind down the stump, which you can see in the very short video that's next.|
|It wasn't only a sentinel; it was a neighborhood landmark. There will be a replacement, but I will always miss my friend.|