360-318-9795 Doing our tree service in Bellingham WA today was quite the experience. I am calling it a postman day. Call for a free estimate. Started out here in Lynden getting geared back up. Had to clean up a bit from the last job, and yesterday was Azure, so very little time to re-group.
Went to Bible study at the Woods in Lynden at 7:30 am and it was pouring the rain. I live a few miles down the Badger, and had to get my gear back in the truck and head to Highland Dr in Bellingham WA. Finally pulled out around 10:30.
Got gas and headed straight for the job. It was so nice. Cool, not cold, bright sky, and no wind. Perfect condition to eat this 130′ yucky dying Doug Fir. I prayed God would keep the rain off us today. Probably should have prayed more specifically, all day.
The wind started picking up and then got almost into the ridiculous stage. I don’t like a whole lot of motion when I am 80’+ up the tree. I kept advancing up the tree. This one had a lot of dead branches that required extra care, so they wouldn’t fall apart and land on a roof.
I could see there was a front moving in toward Bellingham WA, I was at the top of Fair Haven, and it looked nasty. Ya, it was nasty. Ended up pelting me with hail and freezing rain for 10ish minutes.
I was so close to the top. Kept looking at how far I would have to climb back up this stupid thing, and looking how close I was to knocking out the top. Finally decided to put up the hood on my jacket and sit it out, at 100′ up this doug fir-tree.
It was pounding the hail, and the wind was gusting way past 30mph. But so close. I really hate climbing a tree twice.
After the front blew by, we crept up the slippery pole, and made it to a, hopefully, safe place to cut the top off. I say hopefully because of all the dead limbs. I was concerned that when the top came over the dead limbs would, “pop!” off and land on the neighbors nice metal roof. Got it rigged how I wanted, the top had plenty of weight toward the side I wanted it to fall, and let her go.
Lowered the top and took small rounds off till I was about 40′. Then Steve finished it off. Cut it all up firewood size, and called it a postman’s day. Be back at nine tomorrow morning to start all over again.