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Finally started cutting…

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by sblat, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. sblat

    sblat Member

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    Finally froze enough the last 2 days to get out on the golf course that lets me cut all their dead trees. Was able to get 2 truck and trailer loads out today and yesterday. Pretty easy wood to get at. Other pic is wood ready split waiting to be stacked. image.jpg image.jpg

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    sblat, nice score, what type of wood is it?
  3. sblat

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    The course is loaded with ash. I cut about 3 trees that last two days. Tons more to go, just have to find the time. Huge red oak taken down yesterday, but think I'm gonna keep grabbing all the ash I can. Not more than one year ahead right now, and might be selling our house this summer. Don't want to store that oak for 2-3 yrs. I know I'm crazy.
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  4. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Sblat - Nice score on the ash. What golf course? I grew up in Haslett and parents still have a home there. I live in Fowlerville and am life long friends with the owner of Brookshire in Williamston and they want us to take out a LOT of ash that lines the fairways. May be getting at it soon, now that the ground finally froze. I like the easy pickin's of fairway cutting!!
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  5. sblat

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    This is from meridian sun in haslett. Been cutting there for the last four or five winters. I work up there during my summer months working with their jr golf programs. It's a nice connection to to have.
  6. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    I was assuming that. Good stuff and close to home. Great score for you!! I am sure with my limited golf skills I have bounced a few balls off trees you are now using to heat your home :)
  7. Woody Stover

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    If you're crazy, so am I. ==c Love burning Oak, but the first order of business is to cut and split all the Ash I can and stack it in my breeziest spot. The Oak will have to wait; Still not far enough ahead with the Buck 91 to feed now.
    Sweet gig! :cool:
    Lotta trees come down at golf courses; They can be pretty open, and when the wind comes up... Just look out for embedded Rock-Flites. ;lol
  8. Ralphie Boy

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    I'm having the D.T.'s from seeing all these fantistic scrounges!!!! I've not had a good one in quite some time. Haven't even pull the rope on my saws in a while either.
    Nice, very nice! Ash is 90% of what I burn, thanks to the little green monster. I do have a stash of white oak, about 3/4 cord, about 1.25 cord of red oak and about 1 cord of mocker nut hickory, but they still have nearly 2 years to go yet. Untill then,ash is king.
  9. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Nice......I've got two Oaks down about 1/4 mile from my house....guy said I could have it all....easy to get to, but I gotta pass, and it's killin' me. I brought home a few rounds yesterday and the Wife gave me the eye....I gotta pass:(
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Looks like the ground will stay frozen for a few weeks too. Cut all you can! I'm just happy that I don't have to cut right now.

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