Putting him to work, he's got a bit of firewood to sort out now, its only willow but it'll burn and the price is right
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Some more fruit tree pruning this week
This was a cluttered 'Newton Wonder' a good cooker apparently
After - a good thin of the centre and some of the lower scaffold branches, as well as reducing the height.
Shame it was a bit of a wet day
Made wetter by the fact we had some suckers on a willow to remove, luckily the customers had some waders for us to use. Also I made Jack do it, which made it much better!
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Had a big job on last week, definitely one of the biggest domestic jobs I've done to date, not in terms of size of tree more to do with volume of wood chip we had to remove from site. For some reason I forgot to get a before picture of the trees, so it was a solid wall of trees and the next few photos are after we had started and removed a couple already.
It was a row of 7 Western red cedars, but some were composed of multiple stems
The main access was down a fairly narrow footpath/track that we had to keep open to the public, luckily my truck and chipper are fairly narrow so we could keep it parked there and people could still get past, although we lucked out as we only saw one person every morning!
This enabled us to get the truck right under the trees, minimising the drag.
As you can see, they had a pretty big spread
Brought in an extra climber, meaning there was two of us in the trees and 3 on the ground, Its amazing what you can get done with 5 guys on site!
We were pretty lucky with the weather
By the end of day 2 we had all the brash off and just a few of the stems left to deal with
After a couple of hours on day 3 we managed to squeeze a tractor and grain trailer in to take away the timber
First of 2 loads
Some of the wood chip we took away
Day 4 after we shifted 2 full truck loads of sawdust and sweepings
Definitely improved the view
Just some of what we took away