After lunch today Colin decided to tackle a branch on one of these others. The branch in question had split and as well as being prone to disease there was the risk it could crack completely and fall.
With ladder secured and chain saw in hand he began to saw... You can possibly make out the falling branch on this photo..
Once felled you could see where water had built up in the crack. It was dripping out as Colin sawed..
However, the next willow beckoned...
One branch led to another and before we knew it we were neck deep in branches again!
By late afternoon we were ready to call it a day. We'd collected a healthy stash of logs ready to pile up and dry out for fuel and there are still many more to be added..
This is the scene we left at the end of work today...