Look what's parked at our place this weekend. Considering the not insubstantial size of me, this boy's toy is making me look very small. Wade the earthmover will be here tomorrow to knock over half a dozen trees and level some ground. I feel a bit uncomfortable about the trees, I love trees and don't like to be responsible for their demise, but they are in the way of our intended house plus there is fire safety to consider.... we need a decent clear margin around the house in case of bushfire. We will plant many more trees further away from the house to make up for it.
When Wade dropped off his machinery on Friday, he offered to knock one tree over then and there so we could have something to get started with. There be lots of chain sawing and mulching up to be done! First step, dig around the base of the tree...
Last step, crunching up the big limbs so they are not all sticking up in the air. All ready for Steve and his chain saw.