Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Greyabbey Tree-Thinning

I was with National Trust staff and volunteers today at a small wood, west of Greyabbey, County Down. It overlooks Skillin's Point and Mid Island.

There were about eight of us today. We were thinning young trees, estimated to be ca twenty years old.

Two chain-saws, loppers and hand saws were used.

The weather was ghastly all day, though quite mild. There was abundant wood, so we all took sackfuls of it.

I expect to attend a Presentation Day at Mount Stewart on Saturday, 25th February, where lunch will be provided by restaurant staff.

Tree felling and removal is quite laborious work, so I'm ready for a good meal at home; and I have a home-made spaghetti Bolognaise and home-made coleslaw on the menu, with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

good for you xx j