Thankfully he was free and could come around on Friday to give me a hand. Strictly speaking, one shouldn't be cutting down trees alone so I was glad to have the company.
|Trees on the orchard/swale area||Closeup 1||Closeup 2|
|Size comparison (I wear a size 9)||Rather large truck||Top tree|
Needless to say, the wattles come down without a hitch and fell exactly where I had wanted them to. It was both nerve wracking and exhilarating hearing the first 'creak and crack' before the tree began it's mighty plunge back to earth.
Here are some pics of the fallen trees: