No? Oh, okay, well I guess I'm in the minority there. This weekend, I decided to trim/prune the trees in our front yard. The larger of the two trees had a few dead branches on it that didn't produce leaves this year and the smaller tree just looked a little crazy.
Although normally I delegate the yard work to my hubby, but I couldn't shake the idea of getting the trees trimmed, so after my daughter had been laid down for her nap, outside I went.
Because the larger tree is well over 10 feet tall, I used a ladder to climb onto the first branch and then climbed to the branches that needed removing.
|Notice the arrow, indicating the location of said branches that needed removing.|
This in itself is a feat, as I had to manage climbing the tree while carrying a hand saw (Yes, I have heard there are special tree cutting saws, but we don't have one, and again, I had cutting those branches on the brain). By this point, I was feeling pretty much like a monkey, climbing around nimbly in the trees. Once I got the the point where I didn't feel comfortable climbing any higher, I reached with my arm about a foot above my head and started sawing away.
After probably a good 45 minutes, I managed to remove the troublesome branch (my arm kept getting tired, don't judge me).
After that, I deftly clambered my way down like a tree ninja.
And by tree ninja, I mean I almost fell out of the tree off the ladder trying to avoid a bee that decided to try and land on my face.
After that, I went and trimmed the smaller of the two trees in our yard. This process was fairly uneventful, although time consuming.
4 Hours and 5 humongous garbage bags full of branches and leaves later, our trees have been trimmed.
Not bad for an amateur with just a handsaw.