The palm trees can get to looking a bit ragged after a year of growth. These in the park were getting very ragged. Today was haircut for the palms day. The trees are pretty tall and definitely sway in the breeze. The two fellows who came to trim the palm trees seemed to know what they were doing.
The tree trimmers use a very long extension ladder with the heavier fellow holding the bottom steady for the chain saw fellow to work on the haircut. The ground would make a solid loud THUMPP when a frond or long skinny thing (whatever it is) hits the ground. It certainly sounded like it would put a memorable knot on your head. Those saw teeth edges of the stems of the fronds would slice you open enough for you to regret it for a long time.
When the trimmer was finished, there were only four or so fronds left on the tree. It looked almost bald.
The electric chain saw was nearly identical to the electric chainsaw that used to reside in my tool storage area. It worked very well for many years.
Just watching all the action was plenty of involvement for me in the chore of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.