Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by leob1
Looks like tight quarters to take a knarly old tree down. Did you replant one in its' place?
I also didn't ride, just too rainy. But I did finally change the battery in my comtpuer. I ride would have been better.
Space was tight- but problem was that it was overhanging the neighbours garden at the back.Under where the tree was overhanging- was a new shed that they had recently put up. Then there were the fences- One of which was mine. But down in 6ft sections and nothing damaged.
Haven't planted a replacement yet- but that will happen- along with the 8 I have planted in my garden in the last 10 years or so. Problem is that we have got tree conscious here in the UK and everyone thinks of British Native trees. Ash- Sycamore- Chestnut- field Maple and Oaks. They grow to 60ft and as gardens are normally about 30'x30'- they soon overtake the growing space.
In fact- Two neighbours saw us taking the tree down and we have another couple to trim up. Hopefully to ground level. Big trees just don't work when you are restricted on space. Just like big bikes when you are a bit on the short side.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.