The doctor is in

The tree doctor that is.  So far in my neighborhood I have seen creative parking by a Smart car and I’ve learned how to parallel park a horse.  Now I know that when the tree surgeon is in town, you can’t park your car.

The doctor at work.  I warn you, the images are disturbing.

His assistants help with the carnage.

This patient didn’t make it.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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30 Responses to The doctor is in

  1. I love your description with the photos. I just got up (6:50am here) so it was nice to wake up and have a good chuckle!! Thanks TBM

  2. zelmare says:

    🙂 I do hope the diagnosis was correct and that the patient had no chance of survival anyway? Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Kristina says:

    poor tree.. it must have been so noisy outside!

    • TBM says:

      It wasn’t too loud, but we have construction going on inside our building and next door. So the noise had competition 🙂

      • Kristina says:

        oh dear, not the best place to be in between to places making noise 🙂

      • TBM says:

        Maybe that was why this apartment was available. At least they are fixing up the place. It will look nice when it’s done. And the guys are so nice and make me laugh each day.

  4. Caroline says:

    One of the trees behind my house had the same destiny. Not sure why they dod it. It looked okay to me. It’s always sad to see them go.

  5. Very disturbing indeed. Was the tree actually dead? Our neighborhood is filled with big trees that have been trimmed to death because of power lines.

    • TBM says:

      I didn’t notice anything unusual about the tree. I know they looked at the trees the week before and trimmed most of them. They came back to remove this one completely.

  6. niasunset says:

    I loved the title and your descriptions… This is amazing, Thank you dear TBM, have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

  7. Fun post, thanks for sharing.

  8. When I am in a restaurant choking and they ask, “is there a doctor in the house?”, I hope he doesn’t show up with his chainsaw!

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    It seems like there is never a dull moment there! I love it – “tree doctor.”

  10. T.F.Walsh says:

    Poor tree… I hate seeing trees being cut down

  11. Novroz says:

    Thank you for the smile TBM…I really need it 🙂

  12. Gilly Gee says:

    Oh dear i hope they made good use of it 😦

  13. Somehow I was reminded of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax: “I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongue” – thank you for giving voice to this tree, dearest TBM.

  14. Carl V. says:

    We had a lovely, enormous tulip tree in our yard for the first 10 years we lived in our home. Unfortunately it was struck by lightning and for years the base was being eaten away by bugs. On top of that it leaned towards our neighbor’s small home, lived in by an equally small elderly lady. If it fell, it would land right on her bedroom. I eventually decided to stop tempting fate and had it taken down. It was like watching artists at work. They were amazing. It was very, very sad to see the tree go, but I am glad I got to witness the process of its passing.

    • TBM says:

      It is a sad thing to watch, but yes they are like artists. I cringed while I watched this poor guy in the tree taking care of this tree. I’m sorry to hear about your tulip tree, but it is better to be safe than sorry. The alternative is too horrible to even think about.

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