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Mother nature sure is nice

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by TimJ, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    I had at least 4 good size dead standing trees and over the last week mother nature took care of three of them. I still have a very big white oak dead standing that I may attempt to fell but for now I have resisted. Last week mother nature took down a big maple and a sycamore. Christmas eve brought high winds again and brought down a big shagbark. It could not have dropped in a better place. It did not take any other trees with it when it went either..............pictures do not do it justice. It is a big one. bearded asil hen 047.jpg

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  2. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Merry Christmas to you!
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Like your MN is nice approach but she usually don't care when & where she drops them.
    If any are near something they might damage, I've learned to take them before MN does ;)

    Bucked up yet :)
  4. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    I love when that happens...
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Seems like the only thing they get wrong with our weather are the winds (never did get them this last storm) nice score,
    zap
  6. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Good for you Tim! Nothing like free BTUs. Show us some pics of the work when you get a chance. I want that c/s/s, with pics, by New Years day. ;)
  7. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Did the deed on this shagbark this morning. It didn't take long with a new chain. Also took a picture of some of the rounds of maple I got the othe day. Couldn't take much as there is a little snow on the ground.

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  8. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Nice rounds and free, more or less.... Pictures like that make me all weak in the knees and my heart skips a beat or two.;)
  9. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    How long will that shag take to season?
  10. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    etiger, if cut in the winter like this one, two years. If your ahead of the game, three years. Minimum would be a year and a half if split in the spring or early summer.
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  11. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    When it's all said and done you might have enough hickory for a small smoker ,good job now get them little rounds split.
  12. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    They're usually full of rather deep woodpecker holes here if left to MN to drop.
    I hope you get much more solid wood.

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