“We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.” — Terri Clark
Imagine yourself 20 feet above the ground trying to do your job in the cramped quarters of a cherry picker in both good weather and bad.
The challenge is trying to trim and beautify trees that are also unintentionally trying to maim and possibly injure you.
Not everyone can do the job. Nor is there a rush of people anxious to be hoisted up that high in the air and allow themselves to be probed and prodded by a tree’s spiderweb network of branches running higgledy-piggledy about your person.
This tale is a brief salute to all those men and women who perform this valuable public service for us everyday.