Another tree being cleared for the garden area that I’m interested in is a Pacific Yew Tree, these posts which surround the barn are of Pacific Yew Trees, a hard wood that can last for many decades after being cut. My brother found in his creek, across the valley a number of these trees which appear to have fallen 80-100 years ago and are still solid, he extracted one such 40 foot log, beautifully worn & grooved which is now in his garden. The Indians in the pacific northwest often used the durable wood for bows and canoe paddles. As you can see from the lushness of the grass surrounding the tree (below) this spot west of the barn has very rich soil. I’m hoping to make floor lamps from the trunk segments and patio benches from the limbs.