Friday 15 January 2016

Further harvest from the orchard site

I had to cut down an old apple tree in the original hedgerow. It had fallen under the weight of ivy growing in the upper part of the tree. The main part of the tree  was leaning excessively and close to falling.

Today I cut the apple tree trunk into sections and carted them home where they'll be seasoned and used as logs for our open fire. The smoke from such logs is very aromatic, There was some damage to the core of the tree, otherwise I might have sold the wood to carvers.

I've left the stump of the tree in the hedgerow. Hopefully it will regrow as in a coppice and rejuvenate. The old tree had only tiny apples and was not much good for fruit.

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