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The saw doctor

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

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.

He climbs the tree to trim the branches while watching the overall shape of the tree.

Then it’s time for the clean up.



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.


This beehive is coming along nicely!


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.


  2. expatlingo
    October 8, 2014

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


    • 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!


  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.


    • 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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