It had to come down. But because it leaned over the pool and close enough to the house to do some damage I knew it would require special equipment and techniques to prevent the trunk from launching a truck or tractor into the house like a trebuchet. It was above my pay-grade. We had to call in experts. And we knew just who to call, Todd and his wife Kim Richards.
Fortunately, they were right in Pine Plains and I actually contacted them through our high tech communications system — running into them at Stewart’s. They showed up the next morning.
Todd had quite a different approach. Take it down from the top! As you will see, this was a tall order.
When I told friends about the video and asked if they knew Todd and Kim there was usually pause and a thoughtful frown until they came up with “Oh, the Tree Couple!” And so that is how I named this sequence.