I mean, c'mon. Look at those two! Supes adorbs, right? They LOVE big machines. Now that we're finally at the point where we have all of our permits and can start construction, we have the opportunity to show them big machines - a lot of them. Starting with the ones being used to take our trees down...
In a recent post about buildable land, I talked a little bit about how many tress are on our lot. There are a bunch of them, and in places that would be in the way of the house.
We didn't want to be the kind of people who just came in and clear cut the land. We worked with an arborist to determine how many trees were healthy, and how many would remain healthy after we built the house. What we ended up doing was removing all of the smaller trees and brush, and saving the two large specimen trees on the lot - a poplar and an oak.
One of the requirements when removing trees that are in the right-of-way (land near the street, owned by the municipality in which you live), is that they get replaced after construction. We removed 4 small trees, so after the house is built, we'll plant 4 autumn cherry tress as replacements. Autumn cherry trees, if you haven't seen them, look very much like regular cherry trees. The major difference being that they bloom twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. That's double the blooms for the same cost. We'll also plant additional decorative trees, bushes, hedges, etc around the lot, our goal being to get as close as we can to a 1-to-1 replacement of the trees that were removed. But that's a post for another day.
I'll leave you with this one minute video of an enormous crane removing a tree tunk with surgical precision.
Bye for now,