Thursday, September 1, 2011 | 10:45 p.m. CDT
COLUMBIA — Brad Baldwin, Corey Draughon and Michael Jones from Nelson's Tree Service trim dead limbs from a silver leaf maple tree on Stewart Road on Thursday.
Draughon estimates that the tree is 80 years old.
Removal of the dead limbs on a tree is one of the recommended storm preparations.
Brad Baldwin holds a bottle of energy drink during a break from removing dead wood on a silver leaf maple tree on Thursday on Stewart Road.
Brad Baldwin prepares the electrical saw on a bucket truck to remove the dead wood on a silver leaf maple tree on Thursday on Stewart Road.