Well the time has come to redo my orchard. The trees were standards and 25 years old. As apple trees age they get way to big, the quality of the fruit goes down as does size. So it was time for them to go and get with the modern way of growing trees which is the vertical axis system or tall spindle system. This presentation is excellent but long, unless you are interested in apples you might want to skip. First the old trees had to go so a felling, dragging burning day got things started: After: Next the stumps had to go, so mini Cat excavator did a nice job. Then the root balls, so I used my neighbors Cat 277 with a grapple and got a 20 yard roll off container.