Lumberjacks “R” Us
Living in the beautiful, alpine environment of Mill Creek has its benefits. Among them is easy access to existing trails along Biscuit Run Creek, which will one day connect us to an 1,195 acre State Park between Routes 20 and 631. The trails meander through heavily wooded countryside that presents an ever changing landscape. A landscape that was interrupted when Mother Nature decided to impede human travel by way of a 9,000 lb tree across Mill Creek's trail. Several residents complained, so the new HOA Board took action.
"It was bigger than we thought it would be" said newly elected HOA Vice-President Jim Aitken. "It came down and took out a few other trees on the way." As Jim's neighbor from Timberbranch Court stated, "the HOA usually pays a contractor for this sort of thing, so I thought we might save a few bucks. When we got there with our chainsaws, I realized mine wouldn't actually make it across the diameter of the middle portion, much less the trunk."
But persistence paid off. The two Mill Creek lumberjacks managed to clear the trail after a bit of effort and learned a valuable lesson - sometimes local problems are best managed with local solutions. Especially if part of that solution involves a chainsaw or two
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