One of our spring jobs is crossed of the old to-do list, in winter no less. We were asked by my Aunt across the lake to take down five pine trees in the spring. They stood about 40 feet tall and were located quite close to her house. After the last wind storm, lots of branches broke off making a mess on her lawn. Most living branches were about 20 or more feet up. The rest were gone. This is what we started with.
A local had Jim and I remove a large baby barn from their back yard. They just wanted it gone, contents and all. Sure. No problem. Here is what we were working with.
Happy Thanksgiving. We had a busy weekend.
On Friday afternoon, we met up with Dave Restoule, the arborist we worked with a few times before to take down the remaining trees at my Moms place. In May (hard to believe it was that long ago) we worked with Dave to take down, I think it was 4 maple trees that were 70 feet tall. Got a nice bit of firewood from those. Some were rotten at the base though.
We didn’t waste any time getting back to operation cleanup!! The next morning we headed out and first up was loading the newly re-built wood bin with the pile of maple firewood we picked up for free in Guysborough. We had to cut and split them. I just set aside any that were too large and they would be split smaller later.
When we last talked, the shipping container progress looked like this…
I was wishing for a cloudy day and today started that way so we were out ready to work by 8am.
You would think it was the interrogation of a tree. The glow of the spot light, high intensity on its subject. But there’s a wacky reason why. View the video to see why.
This morning a video finished yesterday was uploaded to my YouTube channel. The last couple of days I have been trying my hands at chainsaw carving trees. Continue reading
Taking a crack at carving a tree from a block of what I think is Trembling Aspen. One thing is for certain, when cutting with the grain on this wood, you need a really sharp chain, as you will see in the video. Continue reading
About a year ago I seen some chainsaw carved trees from blocks of wood. I’ve been searching online for tutorials or videos and could not find anything that really taught a person how to do it. So, I thought I’d try anyway. Continue reading