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Rigil Kent
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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 14:40:09 PM »

Now THAT'S a big ash tray! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2012, 15:34:22 PM »

I have been amiss in not giving you advice on felling the tree yet, but trust that it is still in time.  Here goes:

1. Before starting, ensure that you have insurance against acts of Kent.
2. Remove your children from the tree-house.
3. Adults playing in the tree-house should be left there.
4. Invite the neighbours' children for a tree canopy adventure.
5. Remove some of the Christmas decorations, or at least switch off the lights.
6. The porcelain manger with the nativity scene may be left in the tree.
7. Extinguish the braai under the tree.
8. Remove the cat, parrot cage and parrot from the tree.
9. Park your bike far away.
10 Only set up your telescope after felling the tree.

I hope I have been of help.
Good luck!
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2012, 15:42:19 PM »

 Grin Good points all, Hermes: things they don't tell you anywhere else on the interwebs!
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2012, 22:48:27 PM »

Grin Good points all, Hermes: things they don't tell you anywhere else on the interwebs!


I have seen a very good example of how not to do it online though.
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2013, 10:00:51 AM »

I was wondering if the tree has met his end yet?
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 10:22:18 AM »

Nope ... still on holiday on the west coast, cr1t. The dirty deed will be done somewhere towards the end of January, methinks  Sad
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013, 16:56:35 PM »

A quick audit revealed fingers still intact. Here is the tree a week before the massacre, and earlier today, with the ninja counting rings. Turns out the tree was only five years my senior ... so no bristlecone pine, then.



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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2013, 09:19:59 AM »

... but the worst part was carting away all the bits

Weren't kidding! Done the first load of god-knows-how-many ... and the local municipal tip only accepts one of these little wagons per address per day. Arrgh! Undecided

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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2013, 14:44:27 PM »

Could it be a Burkia Africanus?
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2013, 14:49:31 PM »

Could it be a Burkia Africanus?

One of these.
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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2013, 14:55:07 PM »

Could it be a Burkia Africanus?

One of these.

Ahhhh.  Quite a close relative, then.  The B. africanus is called "wild syringa".
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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2013, 19:52:42 PM »

Could it be a Burkia Africanus?

One of these.

Ahhhh.  Quite a close relative, then.  The B. africanus is called "wild syringa".


Do you mean Burkea africana?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkea_africana

It is not a close relative of the syringa - different family.

Anyway, you'll miss the fragrance of the tree's blossoms in spring (just about the only good thing about syringas!)The solution to this is to plant some sage in its place:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddleja_salviifolia

Their blossoms are almost hypnotically fragrant.

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