We live in a ravine zone and in Toronto that means you need a permit to do anything with a tree, unless it is dead. We emailed them a couple of weeks ago to ask for the exception to the permit. The city inspector came out shortly after that, and was here for barely 2 minutes before declaring the trees dead and granting our exception. We had 21 days after that to remove the trees. We had used this tree guy for the trimming before and he had removed a large tree in our neighbours yard.
In preparation we had to move some of the retaining wall stones, and I transplanted a small tree and a perennial.
Last Wednesday was the big day.
I got my hardhat out for Q to wear. He was very excited.
Crane getting set up
Getting set up in the tree waiting for the crane.
I was working from E's room so I could keep an eye on the progress.
Now we are waiting for the grinder to come and remove the stumps this week and then Dave will set about removing the dirt and building a new retaining wall. We will move some of our outdoor seating over here and have some more space. We may also put in a fire pit but that isn't an immediate plan.