Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cutting Down Manzanitas

We've got quite a number of manzanitas fairly close to the house - close enough to make us want to do a little better job of clearing and making the house defensible from fires. We both are quite fond of these trees, as they have an attractive red bark and berries that the critters eat, but unfortunately, they also burn very hot and are a fire danger. So any that we find within the 100 foot required perimeter are coming out. We got out three groups today and it looks like we'll have another two or three sessions before we're done for this go round.

Here's yours truly with a big piece ready to load into the truck.

1 comment:

Tom Hurley said...

Too bad one of the best-looking tree species is also too dangerous to have close to the house. It makes firewood that burns so hot it seems you’d need a license. This is California, after all!

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