When the Cook Strait kowhai blooms
and the snow-line creeps closer
On frosty mornings
The early morning sun is appreciated both inside and out
But just as the cypress trees provided fast shelter from the ‘Beasterly’ (bitter easterly) for home and garden,
they’re getting to0 successful. For some years I’ve been clearing paths up trunks
to open windows of winter warmth onto the house
but enough, this tree had to go
before we get…
Much easier to trim the lower branches while the tree is standing. If I’d been thinking I would have done this, and then some, last spring. That would have encouraged the tree to make more heart wood.
tie back the pin oak sapling
make some sadly unprofessional cuts
A nice band of hinge wood to control the fall
My horizontal cuts were a bit off, but it went where I wanted without any excitement so I’m happy, given it’s been a couple of years without needing to do any directional felling. Not that I’ll be trying anything like these guys below anytime soon, but next time I might just have to get a copy of Jack Bowers, mountain music ‘Rendezvous’ to drown out the chainsaw.
If you open this in youtube, you’ll find there’s a heap of felling fails available too, good reminders that any fool can use a chainsaw but not getting hurt or screwing up big-time, that’s an Art!