We have more light coming into the garden now that the birch tree has been felled.
The wood is green and easy to split. Himself has been busy cutting and stacking.
I've barrowed some of the chippings into an empty compost bay. Because the tree was in leaf the chippings are moist and are heating up well, meaning that they will decompose fairly quickly and make good compost for next year. There is still a good load of chippings left and I'll spread them out on pathways and mulch under the trees - but that's for tomorrow, I've done enough today!
We've stacked the wood in various corners of the garden where it will stay until it is dry enough to use. We don't want to get it mixed with the seasoned wood already stored in the wood shed.
It's busy work, but very satisfying.