Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Leylandii Lopped

Look at the header photo and then this one!!


Yes we have been busy with the chainsaw again!!!
Last year when we bought the house our first job was to cut down the 6 metre + high leylandii hedge that fronted the property. Details Here. At the time we managed 56 of the 86 trees before the weather turned against us.

As the trees have been used as nest sites for many of our garden birds we have delayed starting again until early this week. Elizabeth had previously pushed herself off the wall a few times during the first cutting so we  developed a new technique.... Pulling rather than pushing.

 A rope is secured at the top. Elizabeth takes the strain and I cut the appropriate V in the tree trunk....

We then both pull together.....


And down each one comes.... 12 more in total. We are now happy with the results, having left a few at each end as a reminder of what was there...

2 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is hard work, but at least you have a chain saw!! Diane

Craig said...

I admire your grit and determination. That's an awful lot of work. But it does look much much better without them.