So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria, God and life, teaching and gardening plus the occasional cow

Forestry

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We’d heard chainsaws going on the hills around us, but it took a couple of days to realsie they were clearing a band of tree on the hill to the North  of our flat.  For nearly two weeks, it was saw, saw, then maybe the sound of metal wedges being hammered in, another pause, a whistle (no ‘Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrr! here) then a crash as the trees hit the ground.  Then the heavy machinery came and they installed a metal lift to bring the trees down and the harvester that strips the branches and cuts the logs to size.  A huge gash appeared in the hill from the trees and of course the missing trees on the hill. Part of life here, part of wood being carbon neutral, but it wont be pretty again for years!

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