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TWO TREES HAD TO GO !

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By amy

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We never like taking trees down, I’m afraid at the end of last year we had to do exactly that , we were sorry to have to do it but it had to be done !
We had an old oak tree at the side of the garden bordering on the edge of the ditch , it was completely dead ,going rotten plus the branches had begun to be dangerous falling into the garden .
Our son in his wisdom had in his spare time taken himself on a chain saw course last year , when he came down for the Christmas holiday he was anxious to try out his new found talent here he is ….
We decided to leave the lower trunk for the birds and wildlife …….


He also took down a conifer not through choice this time it had grown so big that the ground under it had become so hard and dry it was cracking up ,it was in danger of interupting a sewer pipe running beside it


We then reseeded the area making this little bed to hide the remains of the tree stump ,it will look better when it is planted properly this year …


There was one excellant end result from all this ,a good supply of wood for our woodburning stove

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bjs
Bjs
 

A very competent job done there,Hope the large trees in my garden out live me.

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I hope they do to Brian , we didn't plant this Oak it was here when we came ...

21 Feb, 2012

 

done a very good job there Amy..

21 Feb, 2012

 

Its always sad having to lose mature trees but sometimes there is'nt a safe option , your son has done a great job and I love the the litle bed you have made looks good in that lovely big lawn;0)

21 Feb, 2012

 

a great job done there Amy, and plenty of wood to keep you warm, a nice blog,

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks SL son Ian was eager to have a go ~ Thank you Carole I wasn't sure about the little bed but had to do something in a hurry to hide the damage left from taking the conifer down it might well be changed later , we need all the wood we can get in the winter Val ,it's good to have some extra .....

21 Feb, 2012

 

Bet your glad that jobs out of the way Amy, as you say its sad to lose mature trees but when they become dangerous its the only remedy and things have to move on. You`ve done a good job on that little bed.

21 Feb, 2012

 

What a handy skill your son has! Sometimes these things just have to be done and it's good that you have gained some extra fuel from it. I like your little circular bed :)

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Stroller / Gee the oak wasn't only dangerous to us if you look over the ditch and hedge you can see the roof of a bungalow the elderly gentlman who lives there was worrying about it falling on him ,I'm not sure that it would have reach there but better safe than sorry ......

21 Feb, 2012

 

It is sad to lose a big tree but has to be done sometimes, with leaving the trunk it hasn`t left you with a gap and as you say it will become home to many grubs and suchlike and no doubt will not even be noticable in a short time.
The wood will last a tidy while so thats another good thing to come out of it, job well done Amy..
The little bed looks very attractive...

21 Feb, 2012

 

It IS a shame Amy, but sometimes it has to be done.

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Lincslass / Sheila This was a favourite tree for the doves to sit in I was sorry for them when it came down but they have plenty more to choose from ,I'm glad you like the little bed Llass , it will look better in the spring when I get round to planting it up.......

21 Feb, 2012

 

Over the years we,ve been here we had to have two ash trees taken down as the,d begun to die and were in the hedge at the side of the road, the first one was felled across the road that had to be closed for a short while, a few years later we had a tree surgeon who was walking around up thete with a chainsaw hanging down.....I couldn,t watch.....

21 Feb, 2012

 

You are so lucky your son could do this job for you otherwise it would of cost you a fortune.

21 Feb, 2012

 

Job well done , Amy , more space and light now . We've never had a total felling , but lots of large dead branches off the apple trees and fir/pine tree . The extra logs certainly come in useful .

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Chainsaws are very dangerous Pam I have seen some nasty accidents caused by them , I couldn't watch while my son was up the tree except for taking quick snaps I had to go in the house .. I know the tree surgeons charge horrendous ammounts of money Willinilli we were lucky our son decide to take this tree felling course .. I'm not sure that I'm relaxed about it ,it's still a worry !

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

The light indoors from where the conifer was has made a lot of difference Driad it lets the sun in , the logs have been stacked for another year or two we shall be grateful for them when they are dry and ready for burning ......

21 Feb, 2012

 

Sorry to hear your trees had to go Amy, but sometimes we must take the bull by the horns. It was a good idea to keep the old stump for the wildlife :o)
I suppose it's a bit lighter in your garden aswell now.

21 Feb, 2012

 

I think it looks much better without the conifer,Amy.,and your new design looks really nice...but a shame about your oak tree...At least it will be recycled via your stove..and you can dig the ash into your garden..so it will be back where it started....:o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

Look at all your wood Amy, hum, seasoning nicely. That oak was a big one and the conifer. Is that Ian's little dog? :-) I havent seen your garden from the angle of the conifer before - looks lovely.

21 Feb, 2012

 

A job well done Amy..a fortune saved & lots of wood for you...great stuff..:o)

21 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It was a job that needed doing Hywel ,it has let a lot more light in .. I think it's better without the conifer Sandra ,it was there when we moved in although a lot smaller it's amazing how much it had grown without us noticing ,
Yes it's Ians little dog Dawn it's called Jack he also has a little girl JR dog called Lily they are very good together . this wood is being stored in an old stable in the field in front of us , the owners let us use it as we like ,it's almost collapsing but very handy extra space ...x
Thanks Joanella the wood will keep us toasty warm another winter :o)

21 Feb, 2012

 

What a good lad . . trust you rewarded him with some good home cooking. :-))

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Oh yes Muddy , he likes his mums home cooking , he goes back well stocked up with a few extra pounds on him :o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Well done Amy and family ...
and lots of logs for your stove.
Adding to GoYpedia "Logs" :o)

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you TT , it will keep the home fires burning for a bit longer ;o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Wow... yes ...
on cold days, we'll all visit Amy ;o)

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Everybody welcome , I'll have to get some more chairs in TT :o))

22 Feb, 2012

 

You could make rustic chairs from some of the logs..LOL. ;o)))

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. good idea !

22 Feb, 2012

 

:o)))

22 Feb, 2012

 

Chain-saws are of course , potentially dangerous , but in sensible hands they are OK . The daughter was a Broads Ranger and had to train to use one , I didn't like the idea though .
We used to have a "tree feller" who had one arm .........yes he did !
The last chap that came used to hoist himself up , that felt a bit safer , really .

22 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Golly a one armed ' tree feller ' that's hard to imagine , we have had a lot to do with tree felling in the family Driad my father was in timber my brother had a saw mill another half brother took the calf off his leg when he was up a tree the other one who had the saw mill almost cut his fingers off on a band saw , it doesn't matter how experienced you are you only have to loose concentration for a second luckily today most machine 'cut out 'so that accidents are less likely to happen .....

22 Feb, 2012

 

He'd chopped off his own arm , Amy !
It's dangerous out there !

26 Feb, 2012

 

im glad you kept tony away amy or he mite of been trapped under it till summer lol . hope your well and i will be over for me soup as soon as possible yum yum love leigh xxx .

8 Mar, 2012

 

One more tree down for us today , well , more of a giant bush really . Anyway shade being removed should please the soft fruits and the external grape !

11 Mar, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It has to be done sometimes Driad if it improves the quality of the existing shrubs it's a good reason for doing it , lets hope you have a bumber harvest of fruits this year :o)

12 Mar, 2012

 

Even more slaving with the jams , Amy .( I love making them really )

13 Mar, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Blackcurrant is my favourite it's worth the work when you see the jars lined up on the shelf Driad :o)

14 Mar, 2012

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