We started July with a new and improved view.
A 225 year old tree damaged by lightning many years ago obscured our
view of the
Mast Ranchconservation easement
to the southwest.
Compare the obscured and new views
We tried to interest several people in cutting the tree for lumber or
It was too crooked for lumber and too big for all but the largest chain
We finally hired a logger
(lower center of picture)
to cut it down and divide it into manageable sections.
Loggers are busy harvesting trees killed by the
Pine Bark Beetle
so there is little market for firewood.
We found a neighbor to take the wood away for free.