Felling the poplars — 22 December 2006

It was a cold and damp December morning with a freezing fog limiting visibility to 100 yards when two brave lumberjacks set about felling some poplars. They were growing out of hand, getting too tall and far too brittle for such an exposed position. We had permission to fell them.

At around midday the biggest was felled. Here it is caught on a still camera and then animated — unfortunately without the accompanying "timber" and satisfying crack as it came down.

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