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How do ya like these apples?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by radarblip, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. radarblip

    radarblip New Member

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    Just started cutting up 49 acres of pushed over apple trees courtesy of my employer. These trees are about 2 miles from my house. Fifty other people are also cutting trees, some people are cutting off all the limb wood and trunking the trees, leaving the limb wood. My gasifier loves limb wood, I don't have to split 4"-5" rounds. Gotta love it!! :)
    Cheers
    Bob

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    UGH! Dirty wood. Murder on chains.
  3. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Excellent wood but tough to make good production...here that would call for the 16" saw. I would grab all of that I could.
  4. jadm

    jadm New Member

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    The twigs off of the limbs make great kindling. We trimmed our maples a couple of years ago and the twigs I salvaged kept us in kindling the whole winter. Now I have to scrounge around for some for next winter.
  5. JerseyWreckDiver

    JerseyWreckDiver New Member

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    49 acres? Another 300 year old farm about to become a Chinamart or a Garbage Depot?
  6. radarblip

    radarblip New Member

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    No.... It's going to be a spray field for fruit processing waste water(My closest Walmart is about 20 minutes away, too close for comfort actually...
    Bob
  7. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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    Great source for btu's. Great turn around that seems a little labor intense but some of that apple is tough to split even with a hydraulic splitter. Go for the straight trunks when you go for splitting stuff. I wish it were free and only two miles from me.
  8. f3cbboy

    f3cbboy Feeling the Heat

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    its wood - its free - its 2 miles from the house - good score. scroungers dream!!!!
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