Tree Trimming is Serious Mechanical Engineering

It's been said that all jobs are difficult in their own way.  Even though I rarely eat at restaurants, I respect the people who work there.  Trimming trees can involve some complicated mechanical engineering, especially in predicting how branches are going to fall when working in urban areas where life and property are at stake.  Engineers designing products can run computer simulations and build prototypes before cutting into production.  Tree trimmers contemplating a cut like this one that David Henschel did in front of our house yesterday can do neither.  You only get one chance, and the only tools available are experience and luck.


The shorter pieces were cut from the lift, but the long piece, was one cut made from the grouond.  Wow.  It came down with only a few bent trackers in the chain.