Bryan Hendrickson, a general foreman for K.C. Arborist Tree Care, supports nearly all of his weight with a rope (left) while using a chain saw Friday to trim a branch hanging over the roof of a house near 81st Street and Mission Road. Another crew member on the ground keeps tension on a second rope (upper right) on the portion being cut off, so it then can be safely lowered to the ground.
Bryan Hendrickson, a general foreman for K.C. Arborist Tree Care, supports nearly all of his weight with a rope (left) while using a chain saw Friday to trim a branch hanging over the roof of a house near 81st Street and Mission Road. Another crew member on the ground keeps tension on a second rope (upper right) on the portion being cut off, so it then can be safely lowered to the ground. RICH SUGG The Kansas City Star
Bryan Hendrickson, a general foreman for K.C. Arborist Tree Care, supports nearly all of his weight with a rope (left) while using a chain saw Friday to trim a branch hanging over the roof of a house near 81st Street and Mission Road. Another crew member on the ground keeps tension on a second rope (upper right) on the portion being cut off, so it then can be safely lowered to the ground. RICH SUGG The Kansas City Star

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