Some of you may recall that Lisa's father had a tree-removal company out here a year ago. They dropped the wrong tree, but it's not their fault; we mis-identified the tree in question, and the fellers dropped the tree that he had signed a contract for them to drop. Well, the tree company estimates man was out today to try and get the right tree. This time I painted a big orange X on the tree so that there would be no question of what we wanted removed. The cost to drop the tall cedar tree (and a smaller poplar tree) will be around $1500. (This one's not my money, it's Lisa's father's, and it's cheap compared to the cost of the damage it would cause if it fell over in a storm and took out a nearby house.)
It annoys me that they say there's no use for the cedar other than for wood chips or firewood, mainly because it's not worth the effort to bring the log-removal equipment out for just one tree.