Saturday, May 30, 2009

i'm a lumberjack and i'm ok

With a touch of sadness I brought down the sick cherry tree this morning. I did it all with a hand saw other than using the girly electric chainsaw (with its massive 14" bar) for the trunk. Cherry is so easy to cut that using a handsaw is pretty satisfying. The boys enjoyed taking pruning shears to the branches and pulling the roped limbs as I sawed from a ladder to achieve the desired landing spots. It brought back good memories of logging cherry orchards outside Salem with my dad when I was a kid.

I left the trunk intact, thinking I might find some use for it. Always easier to cut than uncut, I've found.

Removing the stump should be a delight.

Plenty of wood for barbecue!


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