02/03/2015

Although it was still cloudy and a bit damp, the wind had died down. So conditions were finally suitable to fell the remaining dead aspen near the pond. LSS had never seen a tree felled before, and decided to film the process using my Nikon Coolpix camera. It’s not really suitable for video, but it did the job.

Unfortunately the tree had a heavy branch half-way up the trunk, which meant it was leaning slightly the wrong way. Despite adjusting the directional wedge cut, and back cut, the tree fell approximately 20 degrees off the line I had chosen, right on top of the garden fence. Not serious; the fence is only chicken wire (and had been installed by the aged FIL) so it can easily be un-flattened again. You can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/-l50xFI4g6k

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