TREES ON GARAGE: Removing trees from buildings is not difficult, but doing so without causing more damage can be a challenge. Last fall we removed a large poplar and pine from a small garage in Madison. To this day I don’t know how the trees didn’t crush the building when they fell. By rigging a block nearby we were able to lift and lower chunks of wood from the roof, thereby keeping anything from sliding down the side of the building as invariably happens if you’re not careful. As you can see, we cleaned up the property and saved the garage. And the homeowner got some free firewood to boot!