Demise of the Willow Tree

 
willow tree in winter

willow tree in winter

Another dramatic change to the garden is the removal of a large willow tree from the very back of the garden. The rear neighbour was concerned that one of the five large trunks might come down on his house in high winds and that the roots were damaging his yard. A word with local council and the news was that yes if a tree was within 10 metres of any dwelling then it can be removed without permission. Brilliant!!.

 

Wayne (rear neighbour) and colleague Johnny made short work of felling the tree.

the willow tree is down!

the willow tree is down!

It was up to Mandy and myself to tidy it all up. Cut and stack was first order and then a 6″ chipper was hired to turn all the small stuff into lovely mulch. 

Do you want chips with that?

Do you want chips with that?

We will use it to cover the grass at the end of the garden where the willow was and we will replant with natives to attract the birds. I reckon it made about five cubic meteres of mulch which would have cost more than the cost of the chipper for the day.

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