Once a 30 metre tall tree
The day came that I finally had to bite the bullet and do it. It's great having great big trees. What's not so great is when you have cyclones hovering around and your great trees look like they might start going to ground on you, literally. Not being one for great heights, let alone wielding a chainsaw at great heights I've had to get the tree experts in. It's been real good viewing from the sidelines, not so good when some of the prized garden possessions get the full weight of a limb from a great height. The tree mob are quite skilled, but they're demolition experts, not gardeners. It's certainly changed the skyline with only the one tree down. Another 4 near the house/in the garden to go.
The first one had the biggest number (and volume) of Epipremnum aureum growing on it, up to about the 25 metre mark. I now have enough lengths of stem as thick as my wrist to fill a small 4 tonne truck. Anyone wanting a few pieces just drop by and grab some (I don't do postage :))
Here's some photos of the operation.
Looking up into the trees, foliage too dense to see much.
Man Vs Epipremnum (if you can see him there in the middle of it).
On the ground, the "Reductionists.
Out on a limb.
It's not getting in a knot on your corsets you need to worry about.
Not easy when you're near the top.
Working his way down
You wouldn't believe, there was still 8 tonne in the trunk above this cut, but it still held.
Epipremnum vines, looking a bit bigger close up.
Giant laid low
Time for the Fat Lady to get ready to sing.