over the next year or 2, I will be providing you all with a number of
tutorials, outlining how “we” do things in the country. Today, I
bring you the inaugural post.
city, removing a tree is quite an ordeal. Even when (if) you get permission to
pull it out, generally you need to get a team of professionals who cut it down
with their chain saws, mulch it, grind the stump, and direct traffic around the
operation. This will take the better part of the day and several hundred
dollars (if you are lucky) to complete.
country, “we” (I love saying we – haha) do things differently. If you have a dead tree, simply get in your
tractor and drive (slowly) into it and push it over.
need to back up several times and do it again to make sure it is really out of
the ground! If you are having trouble with the roots, get your ‘ripper’ (an
attachment for your tractor that tears up the ground) and rip up the roots.
tree is free, simply wind a chain around the trunk and drag it away to the pile
of rubbish wood that you are going to burn. This should take no more than 45
minutes (including time to discuss the results).