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The Mighty Sequoia's Fall

When I bought the house, the tiny 50 x 100 lot contained 3 very large redwoods. The first to go was the one planted right next to the garage.

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That was four years ago. Sure made my house look tiny (which it is).

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Then, we had the next two Giant Sequoias cut down (thanks Tim Brewer!):

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It wasn't nearly as healthy as it looked:

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Here is a shot as they were limbing up the trees:

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The tree on the right has the climber dropping about four feet of the top:

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The last tree was pulled down with strapping attached to a tree and truck. This was about 30 feet tall and made quite a boom.

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An interesting picture of the 25 or foot section that broke in half when it fell (cross section):

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Stumps - about 3 foot wide:

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Tim and his crew cut up the tree in 14-16 inch sections. We put a free sign on it and Corvallis residents took a piece at a time until it was all gone in less than a week:

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