First the perfect specimen of tree is selected and felled:
|Always a hemlock - without its bark it will last for years, even in wet ground|
Then using a bark spud, the bark is stripped by hand.
The trench is dug and the bar carefully placed and anchored.
|Does Mark always have that saw in his hand?|
The job complete, ready for summer's thunderstorms.
A good day's work in the woods.