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2 Very large tree ( all cherry )

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by coltfever, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. coltfever

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    Father in law had a huge cherry tree kinda close to the house he wanted cut down. 40 inches across at the base. Thought I would share a few pictures. My two sons and I had a busy week-end. At least we now have all the wood at the barn where I split. There is a full trailer load in the barn that's going to take some time with. English Ivy all over it.

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  2. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Real nice, REAL nice! Looks like pretty easy splittin' too.
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    40" cherry. Lots of good firewood there.
    If you get it split, it may be ready by this winter if it's needed.

    Those big rounds are going to make a bunch nice splits.
    Store the CSS wood in the barn ?
  4. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Neat looking old barn. Cherry always gets stacked in my private stash collection.
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    Sweet barn man. Something very Americana about those barns.
  6. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Holy.Crap.That's some of the biggest Cherry I've ever seen.
  7. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Darn good all around wood there. We get some big ones like that around here.
  8. Coog

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    Looks good. I love the big rounds and the barn even better. Grew up with one in my back yard that looked just like that. Was a blast when I was a kid.
  9. Blue2ndaries

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    That is super! Cherry is such great wood, nice score!
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang, everything about your pics and the story behind them is simply wonderful in every respect. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Rick
  11. DexterDay

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    Nice Score of Cherry. Love that wood. Burns good, seasons fast, and smells awesome. Save some for your Smoker if you have one :)

    Some big Cherries here and in Western Pa around our Cabin..
  12. save$

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    Nice looking wood, nice barn and country land. Thanks!
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    Gotta love cherry ! , Very nice
  14. coltfever

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    Thanks for all the kind words about my place. I enjoy it alot. Along time ago this was tobacco raising farmland and the tobacco was put in the barn for drying. I now use it as a big wood shed and yes the cherry will be CSS right in the barn. Only wood I stack outside is the hickory and oak. There are 2 areas on the front of the barn that are 16 x 10 each and the wood is stacked 7 feet high. One room is full and now started filling the second. After this load is taken care of here is a picture of a dead standing oak that was hit by lighting 2 years ago that is next on my list. Man I enjoy being retired. I just wish I had started burning wood along time ago.

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  15. BobUrban

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    Better English that Poison. Much better!! Great score and pics.
  16. Woody Stover

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    That's a buncha good wood there. :cool: Biggest Cherry I've gotten in the woods here was still under 20". I just stacked a 16-incher, a little more than half a cord...smells great over there. :)
    I wonder what that big 'un will stack out to? Gotta be over a cord, for sure.
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    I'm with Thistle. Never saw a cherry that big. That gets you a lot of firewood in a short time.
  18. firefighterjake

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    Good looking cherry . . . and a cherry looking barn.
  19. coltfever

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    Here is a picture of the base of that cherry tree. Some of you have mentioned of never seeing one of this size. 40 inches across is large the more I think of it. In fact the more I think about it the more I had rather go fishing than to move these big rounds. The last picture is a cherry tree with the English Ivy. Is only 24" across.
    I cut this one kinda high from the base but will go back and get the rest of it later. I was thinking my mother-in-law might want to put a bird feeder on it. There might be a good 2 or 3 days of woodstove heat there.

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  20. Woody Stover

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    Instead of killin' myself, I split the big rounds down with a maul or wedge/sledge before I even attempt to move 'em...
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  21. Locust Post

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    I'm with you on that Woody. I had some Hickory 2 years ago, in fact I just burnt some of it this winter that the maul just bounced off of. I couldn't lift into the truck, so I rolled up my ramp into the truck. Was sure glad the splitter went both ways for those ones. I really love those big rounds though...make a pile in a hurry.
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    I love cherry, great post, thanks for sharing!!!!!
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    I hook my splitter up to my King Quad and pull it to the tree;)
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