Over the past several weeks, I’ve removed roughly 25 trees from the hill leading down to the lake from the lake house. It’s massively improved the view of the water from the house, and has also opened up the walk down to the lake, making it less claustrophobic and buggy. I bought a Ryobi electric chainsaw for the job; the current generation of battery chainsaws has massively improved and offers similar power to gas chainsaws. The saw I purchased did a great job and I’d highly recommend it.
After marking the trees I wanted to take down, I just started sawing away…
It was hot, sweaty work since I had to wear protective clothing and a helmet, but I kept at it.
Gradually, I was able to clear all of the trees along the stairways down to the water.
Finally, I bought an electric pole saw to complete some branch trimming on the trees closer to the house, to thin out their lower branches a little bit.
The resulting view is incredible!