As of now, they've taken out our neighbor's magnolia and pine, and a few guys are working on those stumps while two of the climbers take out a few mid-size trees in the backyard. (Are these new people anti-tree? I'm beginning to wonder.) They spent about an hour-and-a-half up in the front side of Percy with the lift truck, trimming branches with the chainsaw and pole-trimmer. Before they stopped for lunch, they strung Manuel's climbing ropes through the top, so he could get started on the backside when they return.
This really is fascinating to watch. It makes me want to go climb trees.