As you can imagine dropping a giant dead Madrone on a rose garden (read about it here) is not so good for said garden. In fact it creates quite a mess and pretty much destroys the whole thing. It just was not possible to do this any other way and that darn tree was a real hazard to people and structures so we had to let the branches fall where they might and now we deal with the aftermath.
|Chris has his Search and Rescue shirt on just in case we need trained assistance!|
These rounds still need to be split. Zack has rounds on his property that need splitting too, we'll rent a splitter for a day to do that and divide the cost and labor. With all of us on deck we can do four cords of splitting in a day.
We decided to go ahead and take down this small pine while we were making a mess to create maximum sun exposure. While this rose garden has been a great joy to me instead of renovating it we've decided to convert it into a working vegetable garden. Given the state of the economy and the outlook for the future it just seems like the more prudent way to go. Fewer flowers and more food.
Until next time,