Trees and paper

I put out my recycling yesterday. All that paper that I fill paper bags with each month. Is paper disposable? It does come from trees.

Chainsaw and climbing gear. He doesn’t look like he’s that high up. But I am taking the picture from a rise, through a grove of smaller trees. Here is the tree that is coming down.

A storm had twisted the upper trunks until the lower trunk split vertically. Now it was dangerous and could fall on the house in another storm. And dangerous to take down because each of the four upper trunks had to be done separately.

One trunk left.

All down. The trunk is still alive and may live.

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: disposable.

5 thoughts on “Trees and paper

  1. Timelesslady says:

    We had a giant, very old oak taken out a few summers ago. I was heartbroken to see it go, but it also was beginning to die at the top and would soon have become a hazard. There is something so compelling, almost enchanted, about large trees.

    • drkottaway says:

      I remember my grandparents’ giant elm being cut down and how sad I was and how I did not understand “dutch elm disease”. I was little.

  2. Perpetua says:

    Saving lives in many ways. At least part of it still there.

  3. bushboy says:

    That was one hell of a job. Thanks for joining in Dr K :) :)

    • drkottaway says:

      It was hella dangerous, but they had a team of 4 very experienced guys who knew what they were doing and were very careful! Still, the last trunk started to swing towards where two of us were and they shouted, “Run!” I did!

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