Chipping and milling and measuring

Posted by Laurel at 10:29 pm

Last weekend four of us hired the chipping machine again and its gnashing teeth chewed through another three piles of macrocarpa branches and made three trailerfulls of bark mulch. Hmm. We are starting to think this is a slow expensive process for the result and may burn or leave the rest of the piles.

Ross has used a Mahoe mill to cut the macrocarpa into timber and we are stacking it on Elm Ridge. There was about as much good timber as Richard expected. It’s very orange and fragrant.

Also on the M front, Ian, Bruce, Richard and Laurel have been pegging out the sections. There have been some surprises there – both in size and shape. Interesting. We want them clearly defined for the open afternoon on May 1.