Actually we had to have it cut down, because it was leaning precariously towards the house, before it falls.

The ’Tree picker’ came with a big truck equipted with a remote control crane, saw and grip.

Swish, swish, swish and it was down in a couple of hours. All that was left was a tall stump and a pile of branches and debris.

I thought it would be traumatic – our favorite tree – but we managed quite well. It looks pretty good already and opened up a whole new space.