It took all day, Feb. 15 to just take the tree down to the main trunk and to put all the small branches through the chipper.
Feb. 16 they returned in the morning to cut the trunk to ground level and haul away all the heavy wood. After lunch they returned with the machine to grind down the stump and to tidy up.
Now I have a backyard to level, having a bucket truck on the lawn tends to leave ruts even in the semi-frozen grass. I will have time before spring to think about adding new garden beds just expanding those I have and decide between seed or sod. I know whatever I decide it will be easy to manage but ensure I still have my herbs and tomatoes.
Paul has rolled the extremely heavy "cookies' in the garage to dry with the idea of turning them into something. ( no comment )