Trees galore!

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

Today Tim and Elizabeth came to help with some tree felling. This morning we felled trees which were in the way of the proposed outdoor classroom.

Here is the first to go down.

Tree felling

There she goes!

Tree felling

Were Marion and Tim discussing the site of the new coffee bar? Or just deciding which was next for the chop?

Marion and Tim tree felling

Tim is showing the proper way to use a felling lever.

Tim using a felling lever

Next we went to the heathland where a lot of mature Silver Birch cause a problem. They drop a prodigious amount of seed which every winter has to be weeded out.

Here's Tim who has just felled a massive birch and managed to drop it in the perfect position without flattening a small Juniper!

Tim felling a birch

The logs were piled up to make habitats and the brash will be burnt off. Elizabeth helped all day to clear up and took our photos.

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