Saturday, August 28, 2010

August at the Cottage - Dropping Birches

Arrived at the cottage mid-August to find one of the birch trees near the house had lost its top. It was already dying off, as birches do, hastened by some rather hungry woodpeckers and "assups". A few days later the Husqvarna 353 came out, and within a couple of hours both trunks were down, bucked up, and ready for stacking and cleaning up. The second and third photos are of the stacked logs showing the woodpecker work, and the new view, including a red pine that I transplanted to the front of the brush pile. It was pulled from a stand of four, and would have to be removed regardless, so it might survive, but if not, oh well.