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City Tax refund (pics)(update)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jamess67, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Well sort of. My city street dept manages the trees in town. When they are downed or dead they cut them down and haul the trees to the city yard. This yard is open to anyone to come and cut their own wood.
    Here are some pics of todays score. Its two trailer loads ( too tired for another) full of Maple, Oak and Walnut (I think) ranging in size of 4" to 3 ft in diameter.
    Its nice to get something back after paying taxes.
    Just though Id share.

    Also I compiled a 60 picture file of common tree bark. I copied the pics and laminated them to make a book so I know what Im cutting when I go shopping at the street dept yard. If you would like a copy of the file, email me and Ill send you one.

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  2. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    OK Cart is before the horse. Can someone tell me how to send an entire file. I try to attach it but Yahoo will only allow me attach one pic at at a time. HELP!!!

    Ok I made it easy.. here is a link to Photobucket .. copy at you leisure.
    http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c254/Jamess67/Bark/
  3. Risser09

    Risser09 New Member

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    That hackberry bark just screams "You'll never split me!!!"
  4. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Don't see the Hackberry but I do see Maple, Walnut and Sassafras. Very nice. :)
    In my town they would never allow people to cut their own wood! "too much liability" is what you always hear. :mad:
  5. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    James67 that site of yours is a wealth of information...excellent job.

    Holy Cow!
  6. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Awee just something I threw together. Thanks for the cudos.
  7. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    My city does the same thing and the last 2 years I've cut up about an 8 cord mix of Black Locust, Oak, Maple, Boxelder, Elm, Birch and about all the Pine I want. It's first come first serve, so I check their recycle yard frequently. I would think liability would be an issue and even asked if they wanted me to sign anything, but they just said be careful and if you need any logs moved around ask.
  8. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Same here. Aint it great!!!!
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Bookmarked. Thank you.
  10. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    I have the pictures in a zip file now and can email them to whom ever wants it.
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