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Clearing Trees

September, 2003

New Hampshire is nothing but forest. Any clear spot is the result of cutting the trees, removing the stumps, and pushing dirt around.
So my first task was clearing trees, which required two full days of chainsawing. I cut over 100 trees ranging in diameter from 1" to 12", and it's still hard to tell where I cleared.
Here are some pics of the most noticable area that I cleared:
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(For reference, note the 2 trees in each pic with yellow dots at their bases)
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Sometimes when you cut a tree, it falls and gets stuck in the crotch of another tree,
and there's nothing you can do about it except cut as much off the bottom as you can
reach. Eventually I'll bring a ladder out here and clean this up.
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