Logs of the future?


Saturday 19 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Down in the lower olive grove, we have a rather tall lonesome pine that is growing at a weird, almost precarious angle. It is also sapping all the water from the olive trees, and creating shade over the citrus trees in the main orchard. One day it’ll have to go… (not as if we are short on trees around these parts!)




Thinking winter 2016-17 will be about right, considering the firewood situation in our store. Should be a fun challenge, trying to fell this beastie without splatting the neighbouring olive trees. Love a challenge anyway… food for thought as it’ll need some careful planning 🙂

As for anyone gonna say “Noooo, you must hire an ‘expert’!”, well, we live in rural Türkiye, where everyone has a chainsaw (as well as a shotgun and other such toys) and everyone is an ‘expert’… Yeah right; basically I know I can do the job as good as, and probably better than anyone I’d have to pay to undertake this – plus the experience of felling, lopping and chopping over a few decades should do the trick. This isn’t the west; we are middle east, so H&S rules don’t exist.


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7 thoughts on “Logs of the future?

  1. joannesisco says:

    I love the perspective of the photo … great shot! As you said, this is going to be a beast to take down. Good luck!

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  2. ssgt leslie says:

    Huge project. Can it be accomplished on stages to preserve the olive trees?


  3. Yvonne says:

    How do you say “Timber” in Turkey?

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  4. Gill McGrath says:

    That will be enough fuel for a while!:)

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