Monday, 21 June 2010

Recycling a Tree

We have a part of our garden we want to turn into a veg patch.....the only part suitable.....only it wasn't suitable because it had an enormous tree growing in it.......not to mention all the rubbish.......I like trees......but this one was too big.......too prickly......too in the wrong place......we do have lots of trees......we have even planted 3 new fruit trees this year.......so this one had to go!

The tree [seen on the left] overshadowed the whole of the bottom half of the garden when in
leaf.

So the man with the chainsaw got to work.
The branches soon started piling up..........at one point the garden seemed to be disappearing under them..........but every part of this tree has been recycled........the trunk and branches have been chopped up for next winter's firewood......and everything else has been shredded.......and is now a mulch on the garden.......so even in death,it lives on.
Now we just need to turn the area into the veg patch!!!!!!!!!

17 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great accomplishment! We have one to two trees we really need to remove.
Rinda

Amy said...

Jacky you will have great vegies soon .... such a big job to get a tree like that down, bet that kept you all entertained for a while!

alexa said...

As someone who has just watched the builders chain-saw eight trees to pieces in her garden, you have my sympathy and glad that it has all been put to good use. Looking forward to watching the veg patch develop!

debs14 said...

It's amazing just how big a tree is when you see it laid out on your garden rather than growing upwards towards the sky!
Good luck with the veggies - this time next year... self sufficient?!!!

Kathyk said...

Oh My - busy time at your place then. Great idea to grow your own AND to recycle as much (or should I say "as MULCH"!) of the tree as possible. Bet your garden looks bigger too. Look forward to seeing the green shoots of your veggie patch - whatcha planting then?

Kathyk

pinky said...

Brilliant recycling and I'll bet you really appreciate the light that has appeared again.
Pinky

Sian said...

Wow, that's quite a big step to take. I'm looking forward to watching the progress of your vegetable garden now though.

Jane said...

poor old tree but at least it has been recycled, look forward to seeing your vegetable patch, mine is starting to take shape x

Denise said...

I bet you've noticed the light too!Look forward to seeing the veg patch as it develops x

Tracy said...

Your own veggies Mmmmm, I love the taste of homegrown. Big job though that tree.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Deb said...

How nice! You have a lovely backyard and this will make it even better. All the best of luck with your garden!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Sometimes these things just have to be done & think of all that lovely fresh produce you'll enjoy...& as you say the tree is still serving a purpose! well done on making such progress.

Becky said...

Gosh, that looked like hard work! Hope you soon have a lovely veggie patch there - looking forward to seeing piccies of it :)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oh yes, piccies of your veggie patch please Jackie. Lauren x

Debbie said...

Wow, that looked like a bigjob. Look forward to seeing all the veggies you produce from your brand new space.

SarahLP said...

Wow.. that was a big tree.. and what a huge garden you have! Good luck with the veggie plot.. we had some feral parsnips in our overgrown veg plot til this morning when the boys pulled 'em up to check how big they were (they were tiny!).

humel said...

Great example of recycling - and good luck with the vegetable patch! xx