Here is a picture of our house when it was still on the market back in April ’10:
The first step was to remove the thinnest trees. My husband did all of the chainsawing, by the way. While he was busy with that, I would drag all of the fallen branches into our backyard.
Did I mention Brian did all of this by himself? He did an amazing job…however, I don’t recommend tackling a job like this solo. Removing trees, particularly tall trees can be extremely dangerous and in many cases it may be better to hire a professional. However, we did our research and after previous experiences helping friends remove trees from their yards throughout the past few years, we felt confident we could safely attempt this project ourselves.
Yes, the ground is currently covered in snow, and has been this way since early December….so it doesn’t totally show a clear before/after perspective. But let’s focus on the fact that we can actually see our house now!!!! As my neighbor’s daughter’s best friend commented: “Wow! I didn’t even know there was a house back there!”