Friday January 21, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Tom trims my trees
He wanted to trim up some of my fruit trees so he could have a better view from his house. He brought his tree trimmer over. He said I wasn’t pruning my apple trees right as they were too high. He was right so he started with those, trimming the tops way back. I left him at it and went up into the hills to do some dozer work.
All trimmed up
Main fire trail work
It started right up and I headed on up to the main fire trail where I was going to do some work on the road out this way. You can see the big dirt berm on the outer edge of the road which I plan to remove in most places.
During the forest fire a couple years ago the fire guys put a berm on the outside of this road which isn’t good as the water can’t get off the road when it rains. When that happens the water runs down the road collecting more water as it goes and when water collects like that it runs faster and faster and starts to wash out the road. My job today was to knock the berm off the road edge so the rain water just washes off the road and down the hill and doesn’t collect and wash stuff out.
All the roads up here are out-sloped with no berm so there is very little road damage during heavy rains.
This old fire trail was overgrown with brush so I dozed the brush off of it and now it’s a good fire break. That trail also goes to a real nice place to cut firewood as it’s flat and there are some real big madrone trees in the area which makes real good firewood.
Headed for home
When I finished that I could see it was starting to get dark as I headed back down the hill to park and get my quad runner.