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The saw doctor

I’m being contrary. One of my favorite bands was the Irish group The Saw Doctors.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?WlRhzRsAHQw

Yesterday we had the opportunity to work with a real saw doctor, James Arbor.

A tree at the allotment was getting too big.

So it needed help.
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He climbs the tree to trim the branches while watching the overall shape of the tree.

Then it’s time for the clean up.

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The wood will keep us warm through the winter and the leaves make a great mulch for the blueberries and compost for the garden.

There’s more to James Arbor than meets the eye.

He’s also a dab hand with a chain saw.

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This beehive is coming along nicely!

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7 comments on “The saw doctor

  1. Di Drinkwater
    October 8, 2014

    Reblogged this on Writing by Di Drinkwater and commented:
    There’s something about watching trees being cut down. How they don’t really shrink until late into the process, and how they leave a space behind.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      October 8, 2014

      Thanks for the reblog Di. It was a really great way to spend a Saturday morning.

      Like

  2. expatlingo
    October 8, 2014

    Is that really the start of a beehive!? (Or am I misinterpreting?)

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    • lizard100
      October 8, 2014

      Yep! It’s hollowed out and the lid comes off. I’m going to write more about it in another post.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Green Bee
    October 8, 2014

    Great title!

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  4. solarbeez
    October 9, 2014

    Hey, I like it. Are you going to show us the inside. You’re going to want an observation window, ya know.

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    • lizard100
      October 9, 2014

      Yep. It does doesn’t it? We’re going to do a few developments. Rob says it was you that face him the idea!

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