|The nose of our tractor, as we head towards our property's bush lot.|
|Leaves of many native tree species decorate the ground.|
|The distinctive criss-cross pattern of a mature Butternut tree's bark.|
|Wildlife (and myself) enjoy the sweetness of Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) fruit.|
This summer a dead Butternut tree (juglans cinerea) had fallen down beside a field. A tidy up was called for. As well, I envisioned rounds cut from it's trunk and used for footpaths through my flower beds.
|My brother skillfully cuts 'stepping stone' rounds from a fallen Butternut tree.|
|He cut thirty-six of them. They will make dandy garden footpaths.|
After we cleared away the expired old Butternut tree my brother discovered a fallen White Ash tree (Fraxinus americana) just a short walk away. In it's younger life, a vine had climbed it, making the trunk grow wiggly. That tree has now been added to my firewood stash.
|A vine had climbed this now fallen White Ash tree, making the trunk grow wiggly.|
|Easy to split and with a low moisture content, White Ash makes excellent firewood.|