Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Wind damage on Silver How

The Lakes suffered some quite strong winds a few weeks ago causing many branches to fall over paths.
Part of our work is to keep paths clear and safe for our visitors. Many National Trust Rangers are trained in the use of Chainsaws to undertake small tree felling and cross cutting, any larger or more dangerous tasks are carried out by our own forestry teams.

This oak branch had split from its main trunk and came down over the path leading to Silver How in Grasmere.

Using the Chainsaw to clear away the small branches first, so access to the larger limbs are made easier to cross cut.

Cross cutting the final limb to open up the path.

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