David took a time-lapse video of our Tuesday activities felling near The Strid:
Most of this will end up either as fire wood or in the charcoal kiln, but there is some decent ash, sycamore and what seems to be willow, new one for me from this woodland.
Don’t take it too seriously, the shot where a bough nearly took my head off has been edited out, along with other inappropriate content. Also I am not in the habit of using a 24 inch bar for felling saplings. My 260 was in dock for carburettor cleaning so the 66 was hauled into service, most inconvenient, I can tell you.
Just for clarification, the punning title was supposed to be Tree Fellahs at The Strid, we had it several times during the course of the day.
Many hands make light work, thanks chaps.
Been doing a little dead hedging.
With a little help from my friends David and Theo.
I’m the one with the chain saw who messes everything up with fallen trees and severed limbs then we try to make some order out of it all.
We are working a long narrow strip opposite the bodgery on a bank above the river. At times it’s rather challenging as the natural tendency of the trees is to go for a swim when they’ve been cut from their roots. Much use of the winch required. Some accurate felling.
Finished the live hedge-laying at home and had a good fire to burn the brash.