Another day of tree-thinning with Atrium Landscape, this time in a pretty little meadow along Route 83. Before contractor work last winter, this spot was barely visible from the road. Now, with all the honeysuckle gone, it was time to thin the abundance of walnut trees growing here.
Lesson one: this wood is a reluctant burner. High moisture content, I suppose. We had decent wind conditions for burning piles, yet they were slow to take off. Luckily, our fire starters are patient souls, and hung in until all was burned except one pile, which was dealt with the following day by Joy and Diana.
Another cool thing; the glow of ember piles at night. When we leave at day's end, our fires are well contained, the area around them cleared of fuel, and they're not going anywhere. They still have a lovely glow, however, and like a moth to a flame... Picture below.