Property development, disease, environmental stresses, insect activity, and injury are some of the many reasons a tree's health can decline. We encourage clients to remove dying trees that are in close proximity to their indoor and outdoor living spaces, before they have been standing dead trees for long.
These clients could see this tree was progressively getting worse, and had us put it on the schedule before it became a very dangerous tree to climb. When I first looked at it a month or so ago, it even still had a few green needles left on it.
It was a very fun tree to climb, and interesting to speculate on the cause of the decline and death of the tree. it had a most unusual growth habit for a fir tree!
This job also included some great fine pruning projects and a cable installation. Quite a mixed bag, and a super fun day!