| We used loppers and ropes to clear brambles from around a tree
|| it needs to be felled for road safety reasons
|| The brash is cut with loppers
|| and dragged into piles for shredding later.
|| Showing Sailis how to use a pruning saw safely.
|| Another felled spruce
|| Elderflower, Sambucus niger, was tangled under the brambles
| and took some effort to remove
|| The traffic safety team ready for felling the last tree,
|| but not actually looking at the road!
|| Last in the row was a Norway Spruce, Picea abies
|| Edgar felled it at noon
|| and it lay across the car park
|| I marked the rings on the stump in tens - it dates from 1956
|| The felled tree contained a Woodpigeon nest,
|| with two fledgling Columba palumbus, Woodpigeon,
|| young pigeons are called "squabs"
|| The task of clearing the brash begins ...