Last week a local family's front yard grass, hedge, and tall palm tree were suddenly on fire, from an unknown cause.
In the previous post we wondered if it could be spontaneous combustion, but maybe not.
Yesterday a private garden crew came to cut down the blackened tree.
The chainsaw made quick work out of the upper half of the palm.
Watch how they lifted it over the fence and onto the sidewalk.
Still a little bit of green leaves at the very top of the blackened crown.
Watch and hear how they saw the lower half.
"Timber!" -- over it goes.
And the second "log" comes out to the sidewalk.
All that's left, black ashes surrounding a sawdust covered stump of a palm tree that had been growing for decades.
Today our local council's green clean-up crew picked up the wood and swept the sidewalk clean.
And here endeth the lesson.
(Linking to ABC Wednesday. Letter M is for motor saw, which is how most European languages call the chainsaw.)