Our plans for today have been changed
By Judy Evans
February 23, 2018 4:49pm CST
I thought our only commitment today was to attend a barbecue this afternoon but last night at our community lawn bowls event, where my team lost by the way, the groundsman told us of a fallen tree on the golf course which we can harvest for firewood if we want to. The tree is a jarrah which is ideal for burning in our tile fire so by 8am we’ll be sawing up the fallen tree and carting home the timber. Luckily yesterday we bought a new chain for the chain-saw so Vince will fit that this morning, we’ll fuel it up, hitch on the trailer, grab our ear-muffs and work-gloves and be on our way. Hopefully we won’t fall asleep at the barbecue later. And tomorrow we’re going to Denmark – ‘our’ Denmark, on the south coast, not the overseas one. The photo is of one tree we won’t be harvesting. Someone must have been very disappointed when they cut this down and it stuck in its neighbour. You can see how the support tree has grown and taken the cut tree up with it.
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• Bunbury, Australia
There are two like this in the bush behind us. It would be pretty funny if it happened on the same day to the same people. It would serve them right as live trees are not supposed to be cut down. Ones that have fallen can be taken but living trees should not be cut down.
• United States
@JudyEv Are the woods where you are protected that way? I know where my father lives in the Adirondacks trees cannot be cut without a permit either. He didn’t know that and let a guy log land he bought and the logger got in no trouble for doing it.
• Derry, Northern Ireland
That's an interesting picture! I hope your sawing goes to plan, it's hard work, and a chainsaw can kick in odd directions if the trunk is across uneven ground. Hopefully there is not much clean-up required after removal, some golf courses take great pride in their pristine greens, bunkers, fairways, and rough areas too...
• Bunbury, Australia
We were told to take what we wanted and not to worry about cleaning up the area. They have a tractor and blade and will push the rest together. We got a really good load and after we come back from our week in Denmark (our town Denmark, not the country Denmark) there is more there that we are welcome to. Here is this morning's load.