Is it Christmas time already?

schlot Posted By schlot, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

  1. schlot

    schlot
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    Came home for lunch and there was a strange truck and trailer parked in my drive. Got out to investigate and here was my FIL and his neighbor delivering wood for me.

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    The neighbor than tells me that are 2 more trees I can come take after he takes them down this weekend. Plus a "whole bunch" of ash I can take from a second place.

    I plan on driving by and taking a look at both areas but since he is willing to help limb them and take care of the limbs it sounds very promising.
     
  2. schlot

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    He wasn't sure of the type of tree he cut down, and the lengths are a bit random but what a great present. Free wood and delivered!

    From the picture above there looks like there is wood from two trees. A few "chunks" look like walnut, but most of them are whats below.

    No leaves attached, I'm guessing Maple?

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  3. onetracker

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    hmmm....

    yeah looks like red maple.
    i see a chunk of ash in the background too.
     
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  4. schlot

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    Thanks, yeah that ash is from my ugly pile I have gotten to yet.
     
  5. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY
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    Both great firewood, Plus free wood....WOW good for you ..:cool:
     
  6. ScotO

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    Looks like a soft maple to me (red or silver), either way definately worth having in the stacks......
     
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  7. Shadow&Flame

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    Sure seems that way...all the stores have been playing Christmas tunes and decorated for Christmas long before Halloween here...<>

    Nice you got an early present....
     
  8. mecreature

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    i would take all they could delivr
     
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  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Yup. Merry Christmas.
     
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  10. firefighterjake

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    And now it is time for Festivus . . . and the Feats of Strength . . . this year our first feat of strength will be lifting and splitting that wood.
     
  11. bogydave

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    A free wood delivery
    ( with Bow & ribbons :) )
    Type of wood don't matter ;)
    Merry Christmas
     
  12. schlot

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    Helped him take the rest of the maple trees down. Found a few leaves and it looked like a silver maple. When I got to the site I found out why he was eager to have me help. Both trees were next to a grain bin. Both had back lean towards the bin. I had him rope it while I dropped them. The first one fell exactly where I wanted it. But the second fell off to the side, still clear of the bin but not where I was trying for.

    He was very happy I came along, he even helped me limb and buck the tree. He made the comment how the wood would be good to burn this year. I politely said it would need to season a year before it was dry enough to burn. Over all it was a lot of fun. I'm no expert, but he stood back and learned from what I knew. He watched how I notched the tree, used wedges on the back cut and how to plunge cut.



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    He also told me where another spot was with some more trees. It looked like a mixture of ash (see pictures) and some locust. A real good day of woodcutting and sharing the little knowledge I had...plus the Packers won!
     
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  13. tcassavaugh

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    ........yes schlot.....there is a Santa Claus ;)

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  14. firefighterjake

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    . . . and in my mind he looks a lot like Quads. ;) :)
     
  15. Wood Duck

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    The picture of the round looks like Red or Silver Maple to me. The later post of the trees near the silo shows a tree with bark that looks like Ash. You are holding a leaf, and I wonder if it is actually only one leaflet of a compound leaf. Ash has compound leaves and each leaflet looks like the one you are holding. Ash and maple both have opposite branches, which means on a small branch you will generally have a twig on one side of the branch matched by a twig on the other side, directly opposite the first twig. The other branch arrangement is alternate, with a twig on one side, then a space, then a twig on the other side, then another space, etc.
     
  16. schlot

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    If I get back out there I will take a better look for other leaves. Thanks.
     

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