A mature North Carolina Tulip Poplar stands more than 100 feet tall and weighs several tons. We have a couple in the “native” area behind our house, but the largest became sick and has been rotting from the insides out.
I love everything about trees, and I do not like to take them down. But this one had become dangerous so it needed to go. Part of me wanted to let Mother Nature have her way and in her own good time, but “responsible-Derek” won out so in came the pros from Peter The Stump Eater NC and I have to tell you, it was fun to watch.
It was a lot of money for a couple of hours entertainment but there are things I do, and things everyone agrees I need to write a check for. There is a lot of stuff I’m good at, but handling a chainsaw is certainly not on the list.
So here are the best pictures (click on the first one then view in order). Enjoy, they didn’t come cheap!
Peace – DEREK
- Note: if you spot the tree guy in every picture you are doing well!
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.