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maple this morning

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by steeltowninwv, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    this is the damaged tree......its comeing down soon as we get the already fell limbs cleaned up
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    2 pics below are of some wood i cut this morning...just a couple limbs from the above tree...its one limby tree..


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  2. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Those cleanup jobs are really fun. I have a few here myself. On the grass so every twig needs to get picked up. By May 3rd when apple trees are in bloom the grass is 8-10" long already. All brush needs to be up by then. You have the luxury of getting right up to the wood, though.
  3. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    That is a lot of branches to pick up. Time to run over it all with a brush mower and call it a day ;)
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  4. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    shane see that tractor on the hill in the first pic.......he takes the bucket and pushes all the brush in one big pile..then a little kerosene and a match...the pile dissapears
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  5. Shane N

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    Nice! Anything involving fire is automatically more awesome. :)
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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice pictures.
    Looks to be some good wood left in the old tree.

    Farm boys know how to handle limbs & brush ;)

    Aaaarrrggghh, green grass. :)
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Good luck on that beast steeltown. Be aware it might also be hollow and also make sure all the widow makers are down before you cut it. Those would not feel good falling on your head. Also looks like there are some needs to come off the other tree too. Man, I hate cutting trees that are out in the open because of all the limbs and sometimes the tree gets a twisted grain.
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  8. lukem

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    Somebody dun got out da big boy saw!
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  9. ScotO

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    Was wondering where the heck you've been all winter......
    Looks like a pile of BTU's there.....we expect some pics of the split and neatly stacked pile later....;)
  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Well, that's enough suspense, what kind of wood is it?? ==c
  11. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    yeah gonna have to cut out those hanging limbs before felling this big ol maple.....and yes she is twisted pretty good.....tough splitting but nothing like the sycamore i cut all last year....

    scotty u will get split pictures and maybe some stacked pics, but im not sure about neat stacks....lots of knots and pretty narly wood....gonna make an ugly stacking job.

    luke beleive it or not this is my every job saw...ms 460 magnum...tried to use a smaller 250 for limbing but just seems like i have a toy in my hand when i use it
  12. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Knots & gnarly's have more BTU ;)
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    Ugly stacks dry faster ;)
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    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    great pics!!
  14. Bret Chase

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    that is one ugly azz maple.... dayam...
  15. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    You'd better not watch the Masters then... ;)
    Well, Red Maple was going to be my guess but I couldn't tell for sure. If you've never tried it, I think you'll like it. I got some last year...yard tree so it was tough to split, even with a splitter. It was soaking wet, water squishing out when splitting, stacked in June, yet it was getting pretty dry by winter. :) Not the longest-burning wood, probably about like the Sycamore, but I like the way it burns. I used probably two thirds of a cord this season.
  16. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    I like burning soft maple... which is handy, because there's a ton of species in my area that fall under the "soft" maple label.
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    Beauty pics Steel! Looks like a good haul there...that branch fire will be great too!!

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