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A few trees down after Feb blizzard

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by billb3, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. billb3

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  2. ScotO

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    Wow, lot of trees down there. Look on the bright side.......lots of future firewood in your own backyard.
  3. billb3

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    It's almost all white pine :mad:

    considering milling some of the larger ones, but know little of milling and most of them are not easy access.
    They're 7-15" DBH for the most part with the majority 7-9 :mad:

    Easy to cut - no one wants them, especially for firewood.
    I've cut one down and stripped to a log, I need beefier toys to move these logs around
    especially at 35 feet long :eek:

    I don't wan to cut them to 10 feet now in a rush and wish I had done 16 later
    I'm sticking to getting the oak, cherry, and maple cut, s and s first.
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  4. ScotO

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    You don't burn the pine at all? Makes good shoulder season wood, IMO. Before I joined this site I gave all my pine away....now I keep a good portion of it (logs for milling, smaller stuff for the evaporator and some SS wood). You may have to look into making a log drag and getting those puppies out of the woods for some milling. Maybe even build a woodshed out of the boards you end up with (that's what I'm going to do with the pine we mill later this spring)..
  5. PapaDave

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    That pine will dry very quickly and burns just fine once it is dry.
    I used a bunch of rough sawed pine for my shed build too. Good stuff for a variety of uses, and I'd go get it if accessible.
    I've got more to get here on the property this year.
    Git 'er dun!
  6. billb3

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    Oh I burn pine, but good luck convincing anyone around here it's either safe or worth the effort.
    I have so much pine I have a pine dump because I just can't use it all.
    Now I have the time to put some effort into saving some of it.
    But I couldn't sell it nor use it all for firewood. There's just too much.


    I wouldn't have some of this primo 5-10 year seasoned red and white oak that burns like coal if I didn't burn some of the pine. Getting old and waking up in the middle of the night for no reason and stuffing the stove again since you're awake helps too. :p
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    Since I started using more Pine, Maple, and Poplar, the Oak stays in the stacks longer.
    This is a good thing.
    I no longer get up in the middle of the night to reload the stove (unless it's below zero),....there's a different reason to get up nowadays.>>

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