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First attempts at tree felling

laylandiiThese are some Laylandii which were planted opposite the farmhouse, and which look at bit out of place. everything else looks to be either Alder or Hazel.

So Richard (Poole) and I decided to have a go at felling them.

Felling was fairly straightforward. Except for the one which landed on the telecoms cable (who knew they were so strong). But the last two were rather close to the main electricity cables for the valley, and we thought we might not be popular if we broke them.

So we got a couple of locals to drop them: 4 minutes for 3 trees.

[Edit: seems like this is the longest single cable span on the Western Power network. Good plan not to break them]

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