October 24, 2022
One dead ash down, one more to go.
All summer long we’ve been looking at these two trees and trying to figure out how we were going to get them down. Chances are, if we had just let them go, they would fall into the woods. But, they’re good trees to burn in the wood stove. On Saturday, we finally cut them down.
All the leaves and stuff you see are from other trees or vine.
We had to use chain and rope to pull the tree in the direction we wanted it to fall.
We tied the rope around the tree, then attached the rope to a series of chain – using a cedar tree as a type of leverage, then attaching the chain to the Tahoe, which was in the driveway. Back in the day, farmers would use this technique to clear a field. Using chain/rope attached to the work horses and using another tree to help pull trees down. The last tree standing usually stayed upright because there was no way to get it down. There’s a name for this, but I can’t find it at the moment. I thought it was called a “stag”.
I would have taken a video, but I was needed to man the Tahoe while my housemate cut the tree.
We probably could have just pulled the tree over with the Tahoe.
When we put tension on the chain and rope system, we could see it start to pull over. But…we didn’t want to tree to break high up, so with tension on the chain my house mate fired up the chainsaw. He barely started cutting before the tree came down.
The tree is down, and most of it is cut and split.
Tomorrow, I think we will be cutting – or felling – the other tree.
This holly is too big to transplant – I think. It’s probably around 6 feet tall. I could probably clip it back, transplant it and see what happens. I’ve lost a couple of trees transplanting them when they’re too big to transplant. I’m hoping I can keep the area around it cleared enough that it thrives where it is. In the spring, I’ll think about what to do with it. I still need to figure out where to put an oak I found earlier this year,
I took a quick photo while we were clearing junk out so we could get to the tree we were cutting down. The photo is of one of the branches close to the ground. There are probably around 20 hollys on the property – that I know of, some I have transplanted some I have to leave where they are.
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Biden finally meets hair he wouldn’t sniff:
If donkeys’ nostrils had eyeballs…
The CDC just now voted 15-0 to add the covid-19 vaxx to the childhood vax schedule.
This means they are mandating the covid-19 vaccine in order to attend public schools. This is the event that could spark an all-out civil war.
You MUST HOUND YOUR GOVERNORS\State Reps, and Surgeon Generals.
Democrat or Republican – if they enforce this, let them know that they WILL be replaced. Millions of parents across the country are with you, we outnumber them!
…the most important thing is that you know, if you have school age children…do something. Pulling your child out of indoctrination school is a start.