There was a horrific crack and crash from our Liquid Amber last night. And this morning revealed that a large branch (15m long, nearly big enough to circle with my arms at the base) had split off, taking out all the branches below it and landing on the washing line.
It was balanced precariously, and we had neither the tools nor the knowledge to deal with it safely, so we rang the wonderful SES and asked them to come and help us out.
They were here within two hours. Professional, efficient and... um, messy... My vegie garden is under all that!
Seriously though, awesome group of people. Cannot thank them enough for their help.
One of the guys mentioned to me that they were very tired. It's been a hell of a summer and they were doing 5+ calls out to trees a day, in addition to helping with floods, plus their usual search and rescue duties which had been called upon twice in the last week alone.
What is WITH this weather??