We are so lucky to have wonderful friends. Ann and George came over to our house today to lop a tall tree that looked like it was dying.
George climbed up a ladder and managed to cut off the lower branches and then finally the top of the tree. It was a Callistemon Tree. (Bottlebrush)
George not only brings his chain saw but also his trailer and drives the rubbish to the "dump" for us.
Even TOH (The Other Half), who doesn't have any interest in gardening came out of his den to help. He's the best OH. He loves cooking, I love gardening so the two halves make a happy whole.
Explaining the finer details of gardening, like different trees have different leaves. (only joking). TOH wasn't convinced the tree was dying because he found some big bright healthy leaves on one of the branches, but they were actually from a nearby tree that had been caught as the branches came down.
However, it turned out that he was right, George said the tree wasn't totally dead yet and it might reshoot. That would be good, but it is a very old tree for a native.