Chop chop!

Exactly a year ago, in a post called “Pruned it? Nearly wrecked it!,” I showed how the plane trees in the Greater Daglan Area were being savagely cut back. Well, the cutters are back in action this fall.

Let’s start with a photo I took yesterday (Sunday) while my wife Jan and I were lunching at Le Petit Paris. In the foreground you can see the branches of a large tree on the restaurant’s terrace. In the background, you can see a couple of trees (I believe they’re chestnuts) on the far side of the village’s main square, which have been pruned heavily.

Tree at restaurant

Overhanging the terrace at Le Petit Paris.

Late this morning, as we drove back into our village, we saw the village worker in action, sawing away at the limbs of that same plane tree on the restaurant’s terrace. Here it is, with all the chopped branches piled around:

Chopping begins

The chopping is well under way at Le Petit Paris.

In this next view, you’ll see that most of the branches have been trimmed off, and you can just get a glimpse of the worker. That’s his hand on the ladder leaning against the tree, as he gets into position for the next bit of sawing:


There's not much left at this point...

All this chopping is just one more sign that autumn is really, truly here. Yet another sign is that this week, we’re getting our first delivery of firewood for this season. Semper paratus


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2 Responses to Chop chop!

  1. Remember you telling us about the fall-time pruning – quite dramatic! Re: fires, this weekend we have a face cord or two of wood to pickup, ourselves. Been having fires for the last two weeks, but you can only get so far with cardboard boxes and broken furntiure… 😛

    • loren24250 says:

      Thanks for the comment, Mike! We’re looking forward to chatting with you on your b-day!



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