There are many sayings out there that came to my mind this past week as I watched the tree guys work smoothly and efficiently around our house and small sales gallery to remove some good size trees and branches.
One of my thoughts was, hire someone who knows what they are doing and is confident that he will do the job well.
Also, look at the people he surrounds himself with and see if they respect him.
And, trust him.
There are times when it is all about the trust as you watch a master at tree removal dance his way through the steps it takes to bring a good size oak down, not hit your house, know within a fraction of an inch where it will land and bring his crew along with him, with no questions asked.
It was a true work of art.
One of those was a big heavy oak that was hanging heavily over the top of the house.
It was a bit scary walking over to the house daily knowing that just the right kind of storm could bring a tree or two down on the house.
This past spring there were several large oaks that came down on houses in the area or so close it took your breathe away.
As much as I love trees I knew we were living on the edge.
Some times it really is what you know and not who you know.
I am sure that he and other critters were not thrilled at being relocated from their homes.
As for us, all in all things look a bit better.
We trimmed up oaks that were over the other side of the house and one that was just hanging so close to our small shop that even one branch could have done some major damage.
All we need now is some rain to settle down the dust.
From the last kiln load.
We have a customer that wants some wall vases for their sun room.
We were pleased with what Mark made and might have to add these to the list of things to make.
I can't wait to see these in use.