Living alongside a main A road and owning trees of all ages and a woodland, means that we have the responsibility of making sure that all the trees on our land are safe, and most specifically that none near the road will be hit by passing lorries, of which there are a multitude twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
A couple of the main branches on our roadside trees were getting dangerously close to the tops of the big trucks and rather than wait for bits to start falling off as they were wafted and hit we decided to call in our friendly tree surgeons and get it all sorted before the weather turns.
Living so close to Snowdonia National Park we had to wait for the end of the holiday season for traffic lights to be allowed on the main road for the trimming to take place, and so at last it was all sorted last week.
I just had to get a couple of photos of the brave guys in action. Hanging out over the main road walking along the branches of the trees is definitely a job for the experts. The top photo was taken from the side of our house and then these two were with the camera zoomed in to get a closer view.
It's also time to gather in the Horse Chestnuts and put them out on all the windowsills of the house. It really does keep the spiders out and is something I've been doing for years now. We had one huge spider in the house last week and I realised that last years conkers were still in place, obviously not giving off enough of the scent that deters the nasty long legged critters.
It's all sorted now, and since I put the new ones in place there have been no more sightings ... phew!!