“There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
― G. K. Chesterton
Does a tree like this count? (Foreground center in pic). It’s about eight inches across but it’s only 13’ up to where it previously broke off. The vast bulk of my dead trees are 3” birch and aspen and the only ones bigger than 6” that I’m finding are either like the one pictured or much too big for my equipment and beginner skills.
I've got a bunch of axe work pictures to put up. There are plenty of these willow leaved hakea on my property that I need to remove as they outcompete everything else and are designed to break and overwhelm all the other plant life. I usually limb them in place with a milwaukee pistol grip saber saw (until I save up enough money to buy a katanaboy) to minimise the damage to surrounding seedlings that I am trying to encourage. This tree in particular has been there for a while and without it's branches was starting to decay and I wanted the other tree for another project so I took this one out at the same time.
Someone flagged this submission as an edge case BB. BBV price: 0 Note: Need to post a picture of the tree before you cut it and a measurement across the stump afterwards (with tape measure or something that tells us it's actually 6")
More firewood gathering today, The clear skies and cool weather make it a treat this time of year. I decided to fell this dead standing larch with the bowsaw to see if I could do it. This was ambitious for the bowsaw and it was A LOT of work, really helped me appreciate the chainsaw for sure! A little help from Mr. Wedge and I got through and fell right where I wanted it! Should make some nice firewood.