Whenever we have a dry day, I try to go down to the sideways tree to help it sneak back into the woods. This is my progress so far. At the point you can see here, the trunk split into four branches that grew basically vertically. I got all of them cut off and moved near the trunk in the wooded area.
I have also been digging up branches that have been buried under very tall grass. In this picture the grass has fallen over, but it is mature enough to have gone to seed. What amazes me is that the grass I cut in December is already turning green and growing.
This is what the tree looked like in late Summer before I started helping it.
I really enjoy bringing order from chaos, but no good deed goes unpunished. Our dead tree friend is covered with fungi which cause me to have an allergy attack every time I work around them.
These orange fellows bring some color to the day, but I am hesitant to handle them.
These white “clam shells” are everywhere, so it is hard to avoid brushing against them.
The color is a little off on this picture, but this fungus has a blue-green cast.
This can give you an idea of the diameter of the trunk of the tree. Its not huge, but it is surprisingly heavy.
As I was taking pictures, three deer crashed the party. You can see one of them as she runs away.
Toby likes to come with me when I work down here. He digs holes or eats dirt and grass. It is little puppy heaven.
Aw, can’t we go to the tree today?
If Toby is upset about no longer being able to pee on the top of the tree, he hasn’t said anything. Perhaps I should check my slippers before putting them on just to be on the safe side….