Back to work, plus new hauler

jeffesonm Posted By jeffesonm, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM

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  1. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm
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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.
     
  2. paul bunion

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    Photo number two is black birch.
     
  3. schlot

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    Nice setup.
     
  4. Woody Stover

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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

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    Recognize both bark and leaves on last picture .....................black gum
    suprised you missed that one Woody
     
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  6. ScotO

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    +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

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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

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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

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

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    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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