In 2016 we applied for and received a grant from the Collin County Historical Commission. Our project this year was to remove a number of large dead trees which were close to recently repaired grave markers. With the help of volunteers we have been able to keep up with most of the pruning, but we needed professional help with the tree-removal and really high branches. This was a matter of safety for the workers, for visitors to the cemetery, and for the grave markers.
We contracted with Personal Touch Tree Service and the work was done on October 25, 2016. This included cutting down the six very large dead cedar trees, pruning dead branches from additional trees, and removing all the small brush. The smaller cuttings were mulched. A nearby family wanted the mulch and all of the larger pieces such as 12 foot long pieces of tree trunks. During the following two weeks they moved all of them to their own property. (This was volunteer work, which reduced the cost of the overall project.)