Thanks to many hours of hard work from our friends and three weekends worth of work, we've managed to carve out enough room in the forest to place our house. Until our builder arrives and tells us that we haven't left nearly enough room for their equipment to manuever. Our thanks to Uncle John, Patrick, Gareth & Fengyun for your hours in the forest helping us get the project off and running.
After one trip to the hardware store to purchase a wedge, hand axe and a handsaw and one-half hour of hand-cutting, this tree succumbed to gravity.
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