Nearly 80 feet above ground and secured by a rope and spikes on his boots, Jesse Plourde pushes an 8-foot section of a ponderosa pine to the ground on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe.
Nearly 80 feet above ground and secured by a rope and spikes on his boots, Jesse Plourde pushes an 8-foot section of a ponderosa pine to the ground on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Nearly 80 feet above ground and secured by a rope and spikes on his boots, Jesse Plourde pushes an 8-foot section of a ponderosa pine to the ground on Tuesday in South Lake Tahoe. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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