After the recent wild fires in Colorado (less than 10 miles away from us), the wife has finally agreed to let me thin some of our forest. I have been trying to get her to let me do it for a few years but she likes them and the shade... but according to all the experts (US Forest Service, Arborist's, etc...) we are just too thick.
Now that I have done marked the trees for removal, it looks like A LOT of trees! Around 30 trees on the west side of our house are marked.
My question(s) to you all... Anyone thinned a forest/tree stand for health and fire mitigation?
More JD concerned... Anyone used their 1 Series to help fell trees? (Some of these are leaning towards the house and around 30' - 75' tall.) Tips? Finally with all this new wood, I am going to be spending a bit of time near a splitter, which one would you recommend PTO or Hydraulic? (I have the Power Beyond already installed)