T & D TREE SERVICE - CHERAW, SC
After retiring from
the North Carolina Department of Correction aka NC Dept. of Public Safety on
March 1, 2012, I created a Things To Do List, aka Bucket List and some also call
it a Honey Do List, of which getting a large White Oak tree adjacent to our
home trimmed back for safety reasons was on the list.
This White Oak tree judging by it's trunk size has been here since the home was built in the
mid to late 1950s by one of my Uncles, Cecil Ackerman (deceased) of Morven, NC who
owned Ackerman Construction Company. Pix of Cecil below:
On the recommendation of one of my friends
Linda Driggers of Cheraw, SC,
I contacted Tim Pope also of Cheraw, SC who owns T
& D Tree Service at 843-921-2750 that trimmed,
removed and stumped a couple trees for
her and Jack Driggers and they were
very pleased with the work performed, whereas quoted price was very
reasonable and competitive.
I contacted Tim Pope in the summer months and was advised to wait until
cold weather to trim the large oak back. This years Winter was very
wet and had to wait until yesterday before Tim Pope could get started due to
the weather and of course other scheduled work commitments. Our
yard was still wet and soggy in places but it will be landscaped after I
replace a couple front gutter downspout drainage lines. Also, there
was one dead Red Oak tree on our property line that needed coming down and I
normally can drop a tree where I want it using chains and a chain drive
geared Come-A-Long aka type Coffin Hoist manufactured by Duff Norton Company
that the utility companies still use on a regular basis. That
particular tree was partly rotten at the base and my common sense, (believe
that) would not allow me to attempt to remove it since it was leaning toward
the power service, cable and telephone lines to our home.
Above pix of Tim Pope with his equipment getting ready to start trimming
the large White Oak tree with limbs that extend over the roof line of our
My bride and myself have enjoyed sitting under the White Oak tree the past
couple decades when time would permit swinging back and forth and enjoying
some good quality time and hopefully the tree will put out enough shade this
spring and summer to
shield the sun and if not, will install a roof or canopy over the swing
metal frame support to shield the early morning sun if it is too much.
Click on the below sequence thumbnail pixs for a larger screen view:
Below pix of the White Oak tree with a new trim and look. The large
White Oak behind our home is much farther away than it appears due to the
compression of the depth of field by the digital camera's lens automatic
Tim Pope is coming back in a week or two and grind the two maple tree stumps
at the end of the drive that I cut down back in June 2012. I was very
pleased with Tim Pope's work and he and his helper (ground man aka Grunt)
did an outstanding job. They dropped the partly dead tree on our
property line with the usage of the Bobcat and steel cables pulling it in
the direction it needed to fall and dropped it exactly where it needed to be
without damaging anything.
I highly recommend
T & D Tree Service!
Web published by Bill
aka Mickey Porter on 03-07-13.