Archive for November 17, 2013

temporary fixes…

During my walk yesterday I stopped at one of Lake Nipissing’s public accesses and happened to notice this…

I’m well aware the wind is very strong off the lake so I understand that a fence may require reinforcement over time if the post aren’t cemented in, we had a fence not stand up to the wind close to 35 years ago when we lived in our first home on Lake Nipissing, due to the fact the posts weren’t cemented in the ground, which must be done to give the sections in between each post stability… a fence was built at the last home on the lake 24 years ago and it is still strong.

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Not sure what this is…it appears to be connected to a rock break wall on the right???

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selective cutting…

This post is all about trees…I love trees, they make the neighborhoods  colorful, they attract birds, provide shade, in some cases privacy, short ones tall ones, I love the look of trees, especially in the fall when the leaves have dropped.  The neighborhoods with out trees look rather barren to me…having said that I do understand the logic in pruning, cutting back large branches or even cutting the tree down when necessary.   The reason I’m talking about this is North Bay Hydro, our local hydro company, pays a local company in town to do this so no branches are closer than 9 meters (29.5ft) to a hydro line…my surrounding neighborhood was chosen this fall to have this done…while I understand the logic of why it must be done, it saddens me to see how spindly some of the trees now look.   Many of the large stately deciduous trees are fine as only a few branches have been taken but for some trees, in particular the coniferous trees, the whole side facing the wire is gone!  The clump of trees in the center of this photo looks fine…it is large enough to handle a few limbs cut, but check out the tree to the right…

selective.cutting.2a.2013on the tree below, all the branches below the wire are in tact, so it is much like the tree on the right above…half a tree from the wire up!
selective.cutting.4.2013it is difficult to tell in the tree below, but when the leaves are in full bloom they will be to the left of the cutting, the other branches are from another tree…
selective.cutting.5.2013again, all the branches are gone on the one side of the tree…
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