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Future Tree Identification

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Bacffin, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    I think the flaky bark on the upper left looks like sycamore?
    Some red oak on the lower left, probably a hickory log on the right. A maple log in the middle as well

    You've got some hardwood for future seasons.
    What was the cost if you don't mind us asking?

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  2. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Here is a pic to get an idea of these monsters, 85 to 100 foot tall measured 3 years ago, all fighting for light. You should see them in a real storm. They all depend on each other at 45 -60 degree swing. When I took down 180 of them around the house after the Dec. 08 ice storm, we pulled the stumps and they came out way to easy from the root system being stressed! You could reach out and touch them from the house, that's how close they were. For perspective, the grapple load is under the left of the canopy. I live in a hammer head lot, so these things are 360 degrees around me. No relief from them at all. I hate them and they will go away!:)
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  3. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    The ad was for 6+ cord delivered within a 15 mile radius for $500. Told the tree service I was a new customer and wanted to process my own to get ahead. Mentioned I had a new stove and needed a load that was light on the oak to help me get ahead as soon as possible. He got what I was talking about and delivered this grapple load. I will go back to them and recommend them. The guy doing the delivery spent quite a bit of time unloading and locking in the logs so no one got hurt too. I can walk all over it.
    Nice stove BTW ==c
  4. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Mr. Savage! I will put that one in the tool box for future reference for sure!
  5. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Okay, I took some closer pics today to help with the id on this stuff. It was cloudy and wet. Sorry about that. These pictures are taken from the other side of pile from the picture posted yesterday. (don't know how to label pictures yet ;em )

    Thanks ahead of time!
    Bruce

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  6. scroungerjeff

    scroungerjeff Burning Hunk

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    Welcome to the forum. I am a relative newbie too. I saw ash hickory oak maple cherry sycamore beech and possibly black birch. I think you got a good deal and proper service. Enjoy bucking them all up. Keep the chain sharp.
  7. nrford

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    Red Oak, White Oak, Hard and Soft Maple, Ash, and perhaps a small Beech. Is all I see there.
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  8. onetracker

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    ...or you can skip the eggs and seasonings in the mayo and just use cheep vegetable oil. works like a champ.
  9. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Can I use all this stuff on the vehicles?
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Once you see sycamore, you will never be in doubt about it the rest of your life! It is unique.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Give it a try. Might work. WD40 might work also.


    I agree with nrford on the ID.
  12. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Okay, thanks guys!
  13. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Are you talking about working it?
  14. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    True . . . but a perk of using mayo is that you smell like a sandwich for the rest of the day. ;)
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    No. All you have to do is see it. Very unique.
  16. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Thanks...I'll keep my eye out for it.
  17. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Lol, You must be from Maine ==c
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    True . . . and if I was closer to the coast I would have said a benefit is you smell like a lobster roll all day long. :)

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