Sep 16

The McMillan Woods tree cutting project is mostly complete. The David McMillan house is barely visible in the left background. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

In the beginning of September, we reported on the initial tree cutting near the McMillan orchard. A major portion of that tree removal is now complete. We’ll take a walk down past the orchard and show you the large area that has been cleared.

To get us oriented, we begin just off of West Confederate Avenue where it becomes a “one way” road. The McMillan house is behind the green van in this view. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

Turning to the left, we’ll follow the path the contractor vehicles have made on this southern portion of the orchard. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

After the trees are cut down, the branches are removed, and the logs/trunks left are cut into smaller sections and transported. These ones will probably be gone by next week. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

The machines that handle breaking down these branches and logs create quite a lot of wood chips. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

This panorama gives the best view of the removal here. The McMillan house is in the right portion of the shot. The tree line in the left portion of the shot are the only trees left to cover the homes/residences on the other side. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

Like we said, there were a fair amount of trees and undergrowth in this area before. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

But this tree … This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

… these trees … This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

… and this tree — well, you get the idea, are all still waiting to be sectioned out and taken away. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

For those of our readers who enjoy trying to count rings. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.

We expect to update you on another large tree removal project in the Culp’s Hill area sometime next week. The David McMillan House is in the left background. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 15.


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