Fallen branches

by cjj on January 16, 2011

big branches across the fence

big branches across the fence


fallen branch all cleared away

Took all morning to clear it away, fence is not fixed yet


moisture in the wood

wet ring on the timber J cut from the branches.

There was no wind last night, it was quite calm, but one branch in a big yellow box gum tree got too heavy and took another with it on the way down. Unfortunately it fell across our fence and into the tree where most of our birds nest. We spent 4 or 5 hours today, clearing it away and no birds complained. The crested pigeon spent that whole time on her nest and not moving. We were working within feet of her, and only a few meters away with a chain saw! The tree where the nests are has short spiky leaves, so it’s good protection for birds, but it’s hard to work with. I don’t know what it is, but I’m now going to try and grow some more of them from the bits that came off it.

The photo of the sawn-off wood shows how much moisture was in the branch. That, along with a big load of flower buds, made it very heavy.

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