Trail Work – The Problem

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Secrest Trail Clearing

In early October 2021, a large tree fell in Secrest preserve. Since I was not there, I do not know if it made a noise or not. I suspect that it did, because it was a really big Oak tree. Normally this is no big deal, trees fall in the woods all the time. It’s […]

Trail Work – Clearing

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Secrest Trail Clearing

The trail is Secrest is partially blocked. A few branches were cleared so the path was usable, but was not a permanent situation. Going over again with some equipment, I was able to start gradually removing branches from the end, working toward the trunk. This is a good sized tree for sure! The chainsaw has […]

Trail Work – The Clean Up

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Secrest Trail Clearing

While I was able to get the tree down safely, and cut everything up, I could not clear the area by hand. Some of the pieces were probably still in the hundreds of pounds each. Whew. I went back with the Kubota and starting lifting and pushing the pieces around to clear the trail. The […]