1 day you'll heat my house...if u don't fall on my bedroom 1st.

Bster13 Posted By Bster13, Aug 22, 2013 at 7:28 AM

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  1. Bster13

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    I couldn't zoom in on the leaves that were on the tree, that dead leaf was on the ground near the trunk. Can't confirm where it came from.

    I assume there are larger oaks in existance, but it's the biggest one I've ever seen and when a hurricane is coming we sleep in the living room. Haha

    It is in the neighbor's yard, but hard to ask the retired lady to pay to take it down when it looks to be in good health and it would be thousands (right?) to have it removed.
     
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    That tree is a red oak.....the sun on the bark threw me off in my deleted post!
    I'd love to piece that big boy down!
     
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    Come on over, I'll put you up for the night.....maybe we shouldn't tell my neighbor beforehand? Haha.
     
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    Most guys would charge quite a bit.to do that job......in our area, it'd be in the 1500-2300 range, due to the house, fence, and other obstacles........

    That's one that would need to be methodically pieced down
     
  5. ScotO

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    It'd be more that a one day job....especially for a two man crew using ropes and climbing it......
    I'd eat and drink you out of house and home!!
     
  6. Bster13

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    Well as u saw, I'm still able to scrounge, and the tree looks healthy, so I guess I'll be ok. I wonder how many cords is in that tree. When/if it comes down I won't have to look for wood for quite some time. Haha.
     
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    just from what I can see in the pics, looks to be at LEAST 2, maybe 3 cord there.....I save everything 2" and larger for firewood.

    But it'd be three years after it was C/S/S before you'd be able to enjoy it.....
     
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    Unfortunately I have not sorted my stacks between BL/Oak and non. I'll have to pick through it as I go fir my first burning season. Argh.
     
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    It'll be work for sure, but giving that oak a couple years to season will make woodburning enjoyable. Burn it wet and you'll want to give up altogether.....

    Try to get three years ahead eventually, and you won't have to worry about any of it.....
     
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    That appears to be a very healthy tree. Outside of heavy external forces, it may very well live another 100 years.
     
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    The tree itself may be fine, but I worry about sizeable branches (the size of small trees haha) coming down. :eek:
     
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  13. Backwoods Savage

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    You definitely have to be concerned about limbs dieing on oaks. It happens so keep watch. Sometimes even healthy looking branches will break off. We had that happen recently. Two of them came down on our steel barn. After hearing the racket we were almost afraid to go look. Fortunately, the shed was strong enough to handle it.

    Other than that, I would not be too concerned about the tree coming down soon.
     
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    Hey I am all about preserving growing trees. I built my house AROUND existing tree but that tree needs to come down IMO. Way to close to the house and I have seen red and pin oaks like that get hollow in time. Protect you house and enjoy the heat from the wood.
     
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