Pond Renovation Part 2: Removing Trees and Drain

| 1/22/2009 8:24:00 AM

Read part one of this pond renovation series here.

Read part three of this pond renovation series here. 

The dam for this pond needs renovation.

With the heavy machinery in place, it only took a few hours to pluck the 30-year-old hackberry, Osage orange and mulberry trees from the dam during the pond renovation. Jay, our excavator used his 3-in-1 bucket equipped track loader to grab the trees, wrench them from the ground and move them up the hill so I can saw fence posts and firewood from them. Meanwhile Jay’s partner, Ben, used the D-6 Caterpillar dozer to begin reshaping the dam and spillway, and to make a cut to help remove the corrugated drain pipe.

Water leaks around the drain pipe.

Look at that water flow. 

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