This tree had been gracing our front garden since early December and even though I had taken the lights and tinsel off, it still looked good.
But all good things come to an end, and so it was time to cut up the tree and put it in the brown bin, ready for composting.
The saw is almost an antique. I bought it when I moved into my first flat. This flat had overgrown leylandii trees – so I bought a tree saw and started cutting them back. The saw did its job incredibly well, and it was quite therapeutic bringing these massive tress under control.
And then I looked at the massive pile of branches in my garden, and tried to work out how I might ever get them into my little Mini Metro. It took about two months of repeated visits to the coup with a car packed full of branches before I was able to clear the garden of the refuse from that hour of sawing!
The saw’s still good, though – I always try to remember to spray it with WD40 before and after use, and it’s still sharp after thirty years!