Sad Tree, Happy Tree

Our new-to-us woodland has a large number of standing dead trees or ones with bits dangerously hanging off.

Whilst I need to wait until autumn proper to kick off the program of works that is rapidly forming in my head, I am slowly racheting my time up at the woods which is no hardship.

Today I attacked the most dangerous tree that we have, part of a rotten Silver Birch that is hanging over the main access space near the entrance.

I converted this:


Into this:
(healthy parts of the tree have been left well alone)


Next on the list is to salvage this Oak with a split crown:



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