This end-of-life London Plane has been dropping large branches and damaging vehicles for a few years. Today, City crews began the first removal step. All branches from the main trunk are cut off and go into a nearby chipper or are cut into large logs. Look how high that bucket had to go!
And the next day, the main trunk was taken down. Small thumps and then the giant thump when these large pieces hit the street.
Streets sent their heavy equipment. The trunk pieces are cut smaller and loaded into a waiting truck.
The Stump. Different equipment will be needed to grind the stump.