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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ON MAINE'S WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM. Upon the complet…

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ON MAINE'S WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM. Upon the completion of a farm project, we had a couple days left before the rented JLG 60' Manlift had to go home. Caleb used the time to good effect, cutting down big Poplar ("Popple") trees we came to learn posed a danger when growing too close to our buildings.
About ten years ago we were subjected to the energetic remnants of an early-season Tropical Storm. On the Saturday of that 4th of July weekend our town received the full brunt with 6" of rain accompanied by 45 mph winds. With saturated soil, shallow-rooted, top-heavy Poplar trees could not stand their ground and toppled over in the wind, typically taking in area woodlots a half-dozen innocent bystander Spruces and Firs along with them.
Even since that holiday mayhem we've been on a logger's crusade of cutting up for firewood big Poplars loitering suspiciously close to our buildings. The ones too close for comfort this week were dispatched from the safety of the skyhigh Manlift. Caleb, Megan & Jim




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