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Back to work, plus new hauler

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jeffesonm, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    After a bit of a hiatus this summer I got back to work growing the stacks. I'm already years ahead but of course I don't need to justify anything to you all.

    I recently inherited my fathers old JD 314 after he upgraded to a new mower, so I bought some new tires and a cart and now it's my backwoods hauler. Nimble and easy to maneuver between the trees.

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    There is still a bunch of smaller stuff down in the woods behind my property so I'm slowly processing it and bringing it back up towards the house. I believe this is a black birch.

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    Not sure what this is... a hickory maybe?

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    Here are some shoots growing off the stump.

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    It's nice to get back into it after a few months off.... can't wait until it drops a few more degrees so I can start burning again.

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  2. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Photo number two is black birch.
  3. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Nice setup.
  4. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Nice setup. That'll git 'er done! :cool:

    Pic one looks like it might be a type of Hickory. Pic 3 and 4? Not sure. End grain looks like a maybe, leaf sprouts....hmmmm. Have you got a bark pic further up the trunk, and/or a split pic?
  5. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Recognize both bark and leaves on last picture .....................black gum
    suprised you missed that one Woody
    Foragefarmer, basod and ScotO like this.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    +1 on black gum....just cut a monster gum on Saturday morning (see my avatar pic)......the one we did was around 70' tall and hollow as a gun barrel.

    Mediocre firewood, but its there and good for shoulder season so I'd definitely get it......
  7. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    I cut a small black gum ~8" from the yard this past winter and the thing has put shoots up everywhere - stump and drip edge roots.
    May want some hydros for that stuff;)
  8. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Nice looking woodlot
  9. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Perfect size tractor for your work there. Love the JD. That black gum is tough to split by hand.
    Never seen hickory with little shoots.
  10. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Never saw the seat in the reclined position like that. Must have been and option!
  11. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    I think the seat is a side effect of putting the pedal to the metal. Those will be some nice big rounds.

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