Project Norway Maple Eradication (aka Treemagedon) has begun! My “back 40” (or more accurately, back 0.2) is chock full of Norways, and they are doing their best to take over the front 40, too. And the neighbors yards, and the garden, and the rest of the world. Ever since I bought the house, I’ve been scheming their demise– yesterday, the work began.
Arborist/philosopher/artist Kelly Palomera (website awesomeness) came with ropes and spikes and stuff, and friend Frank (aka icerabbit) very generously spent the whole day here working too (with his own chainsaw!) The destruction proceeded at a pretty good clip, and we got about half of the trees down, limbed, and logged by sunset. More work next weekend.
Next year’s firewood piling up! I plan to replant the area with native hardwoods– sugar maple, red maple, or both.