Hello again, fellow Creekers.
Over the weekend at the Grey Hackle Lodge we had a big tree come crashing down in the early morning.
Thankfully nobody was hurt and no real damage occurred.
To quote one of the guests, “It sounded like lightning hit something.”
I want to give a special thanks to our friends at the Christopher-Kohl’s Fire Department, Randy Dawson, Paul Koivisto, Teri Pareja and also our neighbor, Rodney Britain, for their help in dealing with the fallen tree. If others helped, I would like to thank them as well.
Brendon Lewis the property manager for Grey Hackle Lodge said, “It was really nice to see how quickly the community responded with help.”
Every year, as part of our fire safety concerns and also trees that have died, we have some trees cut. It is always a delicate balancing act for anyone who has trees because you want to keep as much beauty and shade as possible, but still be safe. This year will, of course, be no exception.
Typically, the best time to tag trees for removal is toward the end of the summer because it is easier to identify them and also, of course, you can get to them before the weight of the snow hits. We usually use painters’ tape or masking tape to identify which trees we want removed. There are affordable tree cutters in the area. Some can do the more simple jobs, while others have the ability to bring in a crane and do very large trees.
If anyone needs a number of a good tree cutter or two, please feel free to e-mail me.
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Thanks again for reading the column,