Thursday, March 15, 2012

A few weeks ago,

(well, February 22, to be precise, since that was when this picture was taken) our front west-side yard looked like this.

A few days later (February 29), the morning after an ice/freezing rain storm it looked like this.

Saturday our west-side neighbors (the ones that are on the other side of that forest and don't have to drive past our house to get to theirs) came over to see if we wanted to borrow a chainsaw. Pretty much not, since we don't have a 35+ foot ladder to reach all the broken stuff, nor the desire/time/insurance to do it ourselves. As soon as the ground dries out just a little bit more, the tree folks will be out to make it better, plus they will haul it all away. Which we are sure the neighbors will prefer to what we would do with it, aka leave it piled in the forest to decay away.

1 comment:

Jayhawk said...

Actually, leaving it piled in the forest to decay away is not a bad thing, as that is what nature would do with it, and the organic material dacaying would be good for the soil and the trees. Admittedly, the appearance might kind of suck.

Alternatively, why not have your tree people run it through their noisy chipper and then spread the product neatly on the forest floor. The trees would thank you kindly, and it would help hold moisture in the soil.

And the tree people might charge a bit less if they don't have to haul it off.

Hmmm. Your area not being a desert, you may not have the same concerns about moisture retention that we do here. Still...