Last year I decided for a little project, I'd free up a few apple trees on a plateau on a ridge behind our house . I started by clearing hemlocks that were right on a tall apple tree. The a neighbor who was building a post and beam “man cave”, heard I was cutting hemlock. So he an I tag teamed a dozen big hemlocks. Things were starting to logo good, so I got an excavator for a weekend and dug up 30 stumps. Then some time running the york rake and rolling in some fall rye and things are starting to look green. Two apple trees in the foreground and the older tall apple in the background.