On my mind today is the large pile of wood in our front yard. After being out yesterday over lunchtime, this is what caught our sight upon returning home. A couple of large gum trees had been taken down by our local tree-lopper as they were leaning precariously over the house - directly over where we sit and the kids play!.
As these trees were within the 10 metre allowance for house bushfire safety (more like 5 metres, actually!) we were quite within our rights to remove them.
While I am not a fan of taking down large trees, I do take comfort in the fact that we can now sit in our house without fear each time a windy storm picks up, we have reduced a significant fire hazard near the house and the wood while not the best to burn in regards to heat output will be split by hubby and still be used for heating our house over winter next year. A bit of extra sunlight is always welcome too..
Thanks to Rhonda for this Friday photo feature.