A New Vista
When I was in town Tuesday the 12th, I came home to a new vista. Our power company had came and bushhogged the power line rightaway, from the county road to our yard fence. .
I searched for a 'before' pic, but couldn't find one since it is not one of my favorite views. It had not been cleared in about 10-12 years, so was pretty brushy. Now it is a 40 foot wide clearing. Although I missed that procedure, I got to witness the "SkyTrim" machine that removed all the limbs and tops of trees along the sides of the clearing. They came after I got home. Like a dork, I forget to get pictures...:-(
Today the crew returned with the bucket truck and shredder to remove the dead oak tree in the "island". It was considered a danger to the lines. I remembered my camera, and got lots of pics.
He started with the lower limbs, and worked his way up. Here are some of the upper views, and on down:
After they dropped that trunk, they moved to another tree on the southside of our yard...in the edge of the woods, that we wanted removed, but it leaned towards the line and they agreed to do it for us.
Nolon had planned on dropping the trunk, but I think they thought he was too old to do it, so they finished that job.:-)
Then they brought the shredder around and shredded the pile of limbs/twigs from the first tree. They even raked the debris up from that pile and threw it in the shredder.
They proceeded around to the limbs/twigs from the green oak and shredded them.
I had asked if they could leave me the shreddings...and they did:
Since we wanted the larger wood saved for our firewood there wasn't that much shreddings, but they voluntarily said they would bring me more.
I am very pleased with their expertise and told them so. They were very pleasant, and we visited with them when they were not busy. They seemed to be very nice young men.
Nolon has already been working on cutting up the remains of the first tree. The bucket man had cut the trunk into firewood size as he dropped it, so all Nolon needs to do with it is split it, and haul it to the shed when it is cured out. I am so happy to have nice round wood, instead of nothing but slabwood!
We can't see the county road through the clearing from our house, due to the shrubs in the 'island', but can see vehicles going along it if we are out in the circle drive.
I am hoping it will attract more open-area birds like we used to have...espacially the quail and the chats.