|This is Little Creek - a stream that feeds the Flat River. You can just see our little bridge |
in the background - this is before the tree fell!
|This is the tree that fell, but so hard to get a sense of how big without people in the photo! |
This is the bottom half - the top of the tree hit the opposite side of the stream
|Michael and Stewart showing the tree's root ball (at a 6' distance!)|
|Here all of the top of the tree has been cleared. Much of that was done a day ago by Richard, Stewart, Michael and Cathy. Today additional helpers continued the job - Richard, Vonda, Mike, Karolyn and Michael in this shot|
|Vonda, Karolyn and Cathy cart away limbs and branches while a few people run the chain saws|
|Ross in a mess of branches, while Rob (other bank) readies the|
big chain saw to cut the trunk
|Rob used to have a tree cutting business, so is a pro at this. We had him cut us a few|
rounds to use as tables on our log cabin porch. Maybe we will feature those tables one of these days!
|Stewart and Mary cutting and clearing logs - there is some great firewood here!|
|We all guessed the age of the tree, and the guesses were all under 100 years old. The tree just did not seem|
that big (about 2' diameter). But the rings were very close together, and Mary count 125 - more or less. It was a dense tree!