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We have been told there are two almond trees with silvery leaf and since this virus affects the tree fatally, it might as well be got rid of.
Well today was the day. Malcolm's grandson Rupert has arrived from Dunedin (he is a student there) and he very kindly brought all his tools, chainsaw etc for felling trees, which, like his father Graham, he loves to do.
So it was a sad day for Malcolm who hates to see the end of trees. But a relief as they have not produced any nuts. Only one produces nuts actually. We will have to burn the wood as we can't compost it.
Of course our next big event is that Malcolm and I are getting married in the clearing in the bush on Saturday.