Monday, October 08, 2007

"TIMBER!"


so do lumberjacks (or Tree Guys as we call them around here) actually yell "timber" when they're about to topple a tree? or is that just a Piece of Myth?

I expect here in Georgia it might go something more like "Iffin I wuz you, I reckon I'd be thinkin' about movin' some time here shortly"...HEY! it is part of our charm :)

just askin' because this Friday, we're having 2 of our Big Georgia Pines (loblolly, accordin' to the Tree Guy) taken down due to Ips Beetles... and their tag-a-longs, the Ambrosia Beetles...

apparently, that munching sound that I had been hearing for the past week or so wasn't a squirrel havin' a High Ol' Time with some pine cones...I kid ya'll not...you can hear them (the beetles) from Y-A-R-D-S away...and, apparently, by the time you realize that white stuff that looks like sawdust around the bottom of the tree probably isn't from squirrels and their raging pine cone habit, the tree's death warrant has been writ...fin-ay...kaput...

discussions waxed and waned around #17 since we moved in about havin' a goodly portion of the pines removed from the back anyway...after one fast movin' thunderstorm when I stood at the back door and watched the tops of the pines flailing back and forth like the Flying Dutchman theme-park ride at Six Flags over Georgia...but I just couldn't bring myself to give the go-ahead to takin' down healthy trees...even 80-foot high ones that could easily wind up in our attic during a wind storm or a hurricane...

so I'm a little sad to see them go...but a little relieved too...
only about a dozen or so more to worry about all of the 2008 Hurricane Season...
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Hey, Miss Pat...Your box went to be mailed this morning, but I'm afraid the postal service took a holiday today...so it'll be mailed out tomorrow :)

6 comments:

see you there! said...

When they take down trees around the Mt. House they yell " MORE MONEY !!!" The tree fellers are laughing all the way to the bank I'm sure.

Sorry to hear the bugs got yours even though it sounds like they may have needed to go anyhow due to the risk factor.

Darla

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

We had several trees cut down here because of ice storms and hurricanes too. And no one yelled timber - lol. They were good ole boys, though. That fer sure-lol.
Penny

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I'm in Georgia, too and we had the same problems and had two huge trees cut down in our back yard. One was about 12" from our house!

The Feathered Nest said...

I had ALL my pine trees removed! The last one this March and they do yell "timber" (at least my guys did)! I was always afraid they'd fall on the house during a tornado and that last ice storm we had really did a number on quite a few of them. But I plan on planting some lovely new trees in their place.

Manuela

Simply Me Art said...

Oh my Gosh, to hear them Crunching away on the Trees is Amazing...Those are tall trees too. Wow, here in my Area since it is a area of Track homes we do not have that many trees to cut down. If I heard them eating that would Flip me out!! let us know how that goes...Timber..

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