Tree top and more
Apr 25, 2012
The solar panels went up this partially cloudy day. We are hooked to the grid; we produced 9.5 kWatts of AC energy in 5 hours; we also saved 19.8 lbs of CO2. I "topped" the white birch tree on the west side of house as it was extending 10 or more feet above the roof line and would shade the panels from sun in the later afternoon. The pruning went well and I hope the tree will fill itself in on its lower trunk and branches to shade better the west sidewall section of the building. Put the leaves and small twigs from the birch onto the compost pile #2.Not much planting/transplanting activity today. The bitter melon seeds are coming up along with slicing cucumbers and butternut squash seeds.