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Tree Felling

driad

By driad

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Well the job is done , for good or bad !
Good …. more light everywhere , especially for our neighbours , the greenhouse will definately benefit too .
No more worries in case it is struck by lightening , and alot less to clear up . Firewood to last until the next century .
Bad ….. I feel like a vandal , the umteen pigeons have lost their home . Lots of debris still to clear , and several old faithful plants spoilt . Shade will have gone ( when the sun eventually puts in an appearance ) . Lots of disapproval .

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thats brilliant seeing it all happen ~ lovely tree but you will have so much more light now! how tall was it?

2 Mar, 2013

 

I was unable to load up captions to this , but it is fairly self explanatory , I lost the pictures when I tried .
The boy doing the cutting is a lovely chap called Robert , he's very brave .
The job took 2 days , and most of the wood has gone back with the men .
I've kept the main trunk to grow "things " up and down it .

2 Mar, 2013

 

Hi , Sticki , I think it was about 70 ft tall .

2 Mar, 2013

 

Always sad to see a healthy tree come down Driad, but if it could be dangerous or course problems then sometimes you have to make a choice for the best.And looks close to your house. Lots of wood to keep you warm to :o)

2 Mar, 2013

 

VERY brave indeed ~ thats a tall tree! Great idea to grow things up the trunk ~ maybe a bird box too?

2 Mar, 2013

 

Large trees have a limited life in small gardens. When we moved into our garden 23 years ago there was a large multi-stemed ash tree at the end of the garden. Over the years it kept on growing quietly until we realised just how much light it was keeping out and what a large area of rain shadow there was beneath it. I cut it down at Christmas! I am very sorry to see it go but am already creating new beds beneath where it was. You just do what you have to do, Dryad.

2 Mar, 2013

 

It was a beautiful tree, but I'd rather admire trees that big in someone else's garden, they do bring a lot of problems. Now you can enjoy planning what to grow up and around it, and enjoy all that light!

2 Mar, 2013

 

We have a huge ash tree as well and it drops bits all the time and the path is covered with bird droppings, but i haven't the heart to cut it though what with that and the big sycamore next to it we do lose a lot of light.
I can just see that stump covered with clematis, dryad!

2 Mar, 2013

 

What a mammoth job.....great blog!!

2 Mar, 2013

 

great job done for you !!! Thanks for the pictures

2 Mar, 2013

 

lovely blog, the garden will certainly be different with all that light.

2 Mar, 2013

 

We too had a 60ft conifer in our front garden we inherited when we bought the bungalow then after living with it for 25 year,s my OH said it has to go it was out side our sitting room window and when the wind blew we were always looking out the window and thinking that,s going to come crashing down lol we now enjoy the windy nights with out worry .my daughter,s neighbour had a scots pine in their garden a beautiful specimen but in the high winds of last winter and many branches falling in my daughters garden he to had it felled so we have to make a decision sometime as much as we gardener,s love trees and the birds that live in them . So enjoy the sunny days Driad :-))

2 Mar, 2013

 

I felt the same when ours came down driad but i didn't miss the leave's in autumn, dangerous when wet they were :) and the berries dropping and staining the car, the shade it cast the ivy growing up it and Roots growing through the the lawn, i felt bad for the birds who used it but we took it down in january so no nests..I dont regret it in fact it made life easier for me as a gardener..

2 Mar, 2013

 

Good riddance is what I say. Trees like that don't belong in a garden. The benefits from felling it outweigh the 'non-benefits' (don't know what the correst word is so I made that one up lol)

3 Mar, 2013

 

The chaps who do that go up the trees like monkeys, frighten the life out of me, I always have visions of them toppling as well as the tree.
It must be a year for drastic changes, my neighbour has had twothirds lopped off the huge hawthorn that runs along the bottom of our gardens, the difference in light in my own garden is amazing so it will be interesting to see how it affects my raised bed this year, you are now in the same situation so we'll both be watching in the next few months.....

3 Mar, 2013

 

All I can say is...what a great log pile you can have and that will be good for all the little critters to live in!! Great job Driad. You will love the extra light and your plants will thank you.

3 Mar, 2013

 

I think you've made the right decision - it will seem strange for a while but pretty soon you'll forget it was there and enjoying what's too come!

3 Mar, 2013

 

You don't do things by half when you go about your pruning do you? lol.
I'm sure you'll be glad you did it when the sun shines in the summer. No more annoying shade. And come winter those logs will smell wonderful :)

3 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you all for your positive comments .
I have been worried about the safety aspect for a while , Sandbaz.
Sticki , bird boxes it will be .
More light for us this year , Bulba & Lincs !
Louisa , I think that it was part of an old estate , although this house is 300yrs old , so I don't know . There are others that I can see of similar size from the upper windows , maybe they were just fashionable .
It sounds like you are well rid of your arboreal terrors , Kidsgran .
Trees are messy , Stera ; clems , certainly , morning glory , any other climbing annuals spring to mind ?
We certainly won't miss the endless cones and needles either , Youngdaisy .
Thanks Paul and Paulie , it's a relief that it is now a "fat accomplice ".
The grapes in the greenhouse will certainly benefit from the extra light , Seaburngal .
Thanks , Hywel , off with the old ..... !
Yes , Grandmage , the log-pile will be a bit like your "Bee Lodge ".
Thanks , Scottish , I am reassured .

3 Mar, 2013

 

Lol , Waddy .
It looked like summer today , wonderful light .

4 Mar, 2013

 

;-))

300 year old house ~ how lovely!

4 Mar, 2013

 

Sticki , we have a builder/painter cum odd job man ,who we think that in the 30yrs that we have been here , has probably rebuilt the place !

5 Mar, 2013

 

oh i WISH i had one of those! thats another good reason to move to suffolk!!

5 Mar, 2013

 

Certainly well worth knowing .
A friend if mine in Wiltshire used to have a man called Mr Fixit . She really misses him .
Suffolk awaits , Sticki .

6 Mar, 2013

 

could happen one day driad ~ can you look out for a nice place for me please ~ not too expensive!!

6 Mar, 2013

 

;-))))

6 Mar, 2013

 

Good to see the progress as the tree gradually came down. You won't regret having more light in the garden this summer.

9 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks , Hb , lots of plants will be happier too .

10 Mar, 2013

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