We're finally getting to work on its removal.
Of course, all the rain has not helped speed matters along.
And then, there was the issue of the insurance company needing to make a determination on what it would cover. I suppose it is a good thing that the tree smashed up the fence and blew up the patio Brett built around its base... property damage meant we qualified for some assistance.
Brett has a small chain saw that he uses for projects like fence building. For his birthday, I bought him a big chainsaw -- for cutting oak trees.
The tree service sent out three guys with massive chain saws and a chipper. The spent an entire day cutting up the tree and will come back in a week or so and spend another day. Brett said that they had a lot of trouble cutting the trunk; their chain saws kept getting stuck.
When they finished working that first day, there was wood everywhere.
Today, Brett spent the morning loading pieces into his tractor bucket and making piles of logs around the pasture. Eventually, he will split them and then we'll stack them for firewood. He had to take down more of the fence so the tree guys would have access across the stream. We moved the girls into the small arena behind the barn where they will "live" (when it isn't raining or snowing) for the next few weeks.