After waiting weeks for the permit, the time has come for the Norway Spruce in my back yard to be brought down. I forgot to take a "before" photo but here is the progress so far.
This is the long-awaited permit which has to be displayed prominently.
You can see Jay standing on one of the lower branches which he left as he worked up the tree.
Now he is approaching the summit. I had to leave at this point as it was beginning to look dangerous!
When I returned a couple of hours later the worst was over. They are still working on it (7:00 p.m.) and I think they will have to come back tomorrow to finish up. The mess is incredible, pine cones everywhere! I am so glad I waited until it was done to take the cover off the pool. Hopefully in the next day or two I will be able to post a photo of my reclaimed back yard.