More Beech

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Mar 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM

  1. thewoodlands

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    After getting sick of limbing up those downed Hemlock I cleared the trail to this Beech on the side of the hill above the bowl, it's been down for a couple of years so there is some punk on the outside of some of the rounds.

    The deer were in the area when I was working so I grabbed some pics. The trail going up is all ice in certain spots so I'm hoping next weekend I can start hauling this chit down.

    Pic 6963 is another Beech down from where I was working.
     

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  2. Locust Post

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    Looks like you had a productive day Zap......That beech will serve you well in the cold weather. My friend and I worked on some of the area that was logged. Drug out a lot of red oak with the tractor. I whacked my toe though so I may be down and out for awhile. Starting to think I broke something but I'll probably suffer through the weekend as I don't want to go anywhere near the emergency room on the holiday weekend usually have some very unpleasant people during that time.
     
  3. thewoodlands

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    I hope your toe is ok, must hurt.
     
  4. TimJ

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    Zap, all those piles will add up quick............been busy myself in the woods getting as much done as I can before all the green pops out.
     
  5. Havendalefarm

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    We look at most beech as cull trees on our farm as it has such a low log value and has a tendency to out compete more desirable species in low light conditions. It does make nice firewood. Hated it as a kid because we split by hand.
     
  6. thewoodlands

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    Yes they do Tim, I might add a few topped off Cherry to those piles today.
     
  7. thewoodlands

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    I just grab the downed stuff, we leave the standing Beech for the deer unless it's damaged.
     
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    The deer and my fences don't get along so deer are viewed as culls also. Around here deer are just one more reason for folks to trespass. Most beech I have seen on the ground on our farm weren't worth cutting. What I find down the most is aspen and it just gets lopped and left for fertilizer. I will drag the occasional hemlock blowdown out and put it on the sawmill.
     

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