And I decided to go down and watch and take a couple of pictures.
What an amazing job they do!!!
A huge branch gets lowered to the ground. The boys and I tried to count the rings on one of the first pieces that got cut down and it was over 40 years old. That's not even the tree itself. Just a branch.
So why are we cutting down these magnifient trees? A number of reasons....
- They are really old and Pines only have a certain lifespan. They are dying and could cause problems if they fall the wrong way.
- As above, but especially so if there was a big storm that came and tore them out. It would destabilise the bank and potentially put a neighbours house at risk.
- To allow the amazing pohutukawas we have to grow naturally.
An added bonus is that we will have a better view to the sea/city. But not enough of one to just chop them down for the sake of it.
I just loved popping down to see what the crew were up to today. I'd love to be up in the trees swinging around. How much fun would that be? Hmmmmm, perhaps not. I seem to remember getting quite scared being so high up in the trees at Tree Adventures. LOL!