Lumbering along

January 11, 2021

I awoke this morning to the sound of chainsaws and wood chippers. They were taking down the venerable silver maple in a neighbor’s back yard. The skill and delicacy with which the crane operator fiddled the large branches from between two houses and out into the street was impressive.

I found it interesting that, as I drank my coffee while reading the blogs and listening to the work going on next door, I came across this film that depicted logging operations in Maine from the last century. I took a peek at it and wound up watching the whole thing. Tim Sample narrated – ayuh.

Thanks to Borepatch for the post.


  1. So sad about the trees 🙁 I felt the same when a nearby an elderly pine that home for birds and animals was sawed down. The neighbor told us it was dangerous. But still missed the wildlife refuge that it was.

  2. Yes – and these are big, old trees. Taking them down leaves a big hole in the sky. I am planting trees (and saving) trees in my yard.

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