The challenge is two fold and based on the geography.
First: the electricity line up from Troutbeck enters Hornbydale running through the bottom of a small valley. Along the valley sides pine, wattle and gum trees have grown over the last 20 – 30 years. Now they tower over the electricity (ZESA) lines and we are carefully removing them on both sides. The direction of the prevailing wind is of course just right to blow weaker trees onto the line.
Second: some of the same trees are poised to fall right over the line of our new fence – and that would never do!
The picture below sums up these two challenges pretty well…