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Aint' that a beauty?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by brianbeech, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. brianbeech

    brianbeech Feeling the Heat

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    We only process trees that have come down via natural causes, but sometimes we get some really nice ones - check this one out.

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  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    That is a nice looking round. I always think Black Walnut is too nice to cut for firewood, but around here the reality is that there are lots of less-than-perfect black walnuts that will never be useful for anything else. I tend to think the same thing about oak, too.
  3. nate379

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    It all burns right? Have burned "birdseye" maple before. I'm sure there was a market for it, but only noticied what it was after it was all bucked up for firewood and it was getting split.
    Have heard numbers of $10k+ for ONE log of that!
  4. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    That sapwood's in pretty good shape for a Red/Black Oak. Must have come down in a storm?
  5. brianbeech

    brianbeech Feeling the Heat

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    You are correct. Half the tree came down in a storm and recently the rest of it - larger section - came down. I've got plenty of cutting to do. That's not even the trunk, but one of the largest limbs on the tree.
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    It always amazed me the difference in trees from northern to southern Indiana.
    You can almost see the line.
    Its kind of the same going east too.
  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    What differences are you seeing? You've got Red Oak just like that, no?
  8. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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    Yeah we have red oaks like that. It might just be the farm land vs forest stuff. Around me you can see for miles.
    I live north of indy and by the time I drive 30 miles south and out of the city it just seems like a different place.
  9. brianbeech

    brianbeech Feeling the Heat

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    We're 7 miles from downtown Louisville (as the crow flies), but that is still in the Knobs. Seems awfully different than the flat land that is the rest of Indiana.
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    Yep, the farmland south of indy tends to get hillier, so you have larger trees that survive on the slopes.

    Once you cross the state line into east central IL (about 15 miles from me) it gets extremely flat and the only trees not growing in someone's yard look more like brush than good timber.

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