Removed a tree. It took about two hours to do, but that was mainly because the tree wasn't just a simple case of resting across the path. It was hung up on some other branches of trees across the path, as well as being supported by a bunch of buckthorn. I strapped the tree to a near-by cedar to ensure that it wouldn't roll on top of me, and then went to work with the hand saw, taking off the smaller branches.
Then the chainsaw took care of a lot of the larger boles. I dragged off the major pieces (and they were quite larger than I originally thought them to be). After severing the tree from its trunk, I pulled off the straps and let the tree roll to the ground. It was a simple measure at that point to then move the tree to the side of the path. Perhaps it will make some good firewood. I'll have to revisit it later.
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.