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Where did the trees go?

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM

          It has been a tough few years on trees around the farm. Between the wind, water, age and chainsaw, we have lost a quite a few. A couple of rows of trees didn’t survive the wet spring and summer of the past two years – their feet stayed wet for too long and they did not come back. A wind storm in June took out a few trees in the middle of the bush up by the yard and wind throughout the summer uprooted a few trees out in the sow pen. The chainsaw has cleaned up a row of trees between the house yard and barn yard.



          It is amazing how sight lines change once a few trees are gone. You see things that you didn’t notice before. And usually that just means more work! Plans are already being made to replace some of the trees lost but it will be a long time before they become the shade trees that they are replacing.

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