That reminds me of something that is emphasized at our fire drills. The leader usually mentions how any time there is an actual structure fire, it's amazing how many white hats (asst. chiefs) show up from surrounding communities and stand around chatting while not doing anything. Our 2-3 instructors almost always say "If you are the IC (Incident Commander), think of the most demeaning / crappiest tasks that need to be done, and start barking them to the gaggle of white hats. I actually saw that happen once and it was amazing how humbled a group of 5 high and mighties (in their opinion) quickly turned into "Yes Sirs", or in one case, slunk away as quickly as possible.
Are those big rocks coming up in the root ball? That always seems cool to me. That rock waited who knows how long to be moved by the roots of a falling tree.