Thursday, 21 December 2017

Down they went

We had several trees that had to come down before they fell down. There were several leaners in the forest, as well. They took them down for me. The elms we harvested for firewood. I've stacked some.
First, this pair have succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease. It will let more light in, and open up our vista, sad as it is.

One down, in this pair. One to go.

I have a bit of wood to stack.

They chipped the two big ones, onto the sumac field. I'm trying to grow it up, it was razed when the house was built 30 years ago.

Around the side of the house. This one was leaning on the house and tried to go through the bathroom window in November. It needed to go down, too.


We shall have to replace the outflow from the eavestrough, it's a bit smucked. It could have been worse!

We just threw the brush into the small copse. I'll stack the larger pieces.

Timber from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Timber 2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They took down this leaner, as well. Old video, but Daisy is feeling better, still on drugs.
Daisy climber from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
glad to hear Daisy is on the mend. Quite the clearance for you - but am sure it will aid renewal come spring! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

A good Tree Feller or two are so worth their weight in gold!!! And the chipper, a bonus. Now to stack it !! Our trees are almost all done, cut into rounds ( a good friend helped out here) and split ( another wonderful friend helped here too), a lot of heaving, I have thrown about 5.5 ton of split pieces, let me know how your muscles develop after you heave all that wood too.

Red said...

It's tough to let the forest do what it's supposed to do when there are buildings in it.

Anvilcloud said...

What a downer.

William Kendall said...


One wonders what the cats thought of all the noise.