Tree Guy is standing and the trunk is resting on the stump. The winery, previously hidden from my view, is in the background. TG is six feet tall and the trunk is nearly hip high, to give some perspective to the size of just one section of the tree. There is still a lot of work to be done, but Tree Guy and Son will be back today.
I told Tree Guy I was going to post his picture, and he immediately struck a Tree Guy pose, like a safari hunter with his trophy. Number Two Son opted to stay in the background. He is going to buck the wood in exchange for firewood for next winter. Since I will have at least three years' worth for my own use, there will be plenty to spare (and not put such a dent in my pocketbook). The remaining half of the tree may stand another twenty years and, in the meantime, will provide shade for the goats in the new pen. Still, I hated to see even part of this mighty oak fall.