Before:
tree trunk

tree crown with dead branches
Notice the various branches that have not leafed out.

bark peeling away from base of tree
Bark could be pulled off in sheets, by hand.

During:
tree worker being raised up into tree
Up he goes.

tree worker using chain saw raising a cloud of sawdust
Vrrm. Surprisingly the toddler slept through it.

large limb just sawn off
It’s away!

limb being craned away
Being lowered to the street (this is actually a different limb from the above).

the main trunk being craned away
The main trunk now going. We had this part sawed into fireplace length. Still need to get it split.

After:
the area after the tree has been removed

More afternoon sun now, which will be good for my new foundation garden.