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My Red Oak Score.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Halligan, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I scored a huge red oak tree that was dropped on someones property. I just need to cut it up and haul it out. I didn't have my camera with me yesterday when I started cutting so I have no tree pic's. Next time I go I'll grab a picture. Main trunk must be 30"-36" inch across which then branches into three good sized 18" or so trunks up to the top. I have plenty of work ahead for me and the saws.

    Heres yesterday's load which is nothing compared to whats left.

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  2. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Awesome! I've got a similar tree I'm trying to get this weekend, although not quite as big. That'll make primo heat!
  3. D8Chumley

    D8Chumley Minister of Fire

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    Nice score! I scored some ash from a job I worked on last winter close to me. Got a pick-up load yesterday and I'm stopping on Monday on the way home from work to score another truckload, unless someone beats me to it. Its tucked in behind some big white pines so hopefully nobody sees it
  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Sounds good. A cord or more can come from a 36" DBH log real easy if it is long enough. They yield the splits in mass quantities. Nothing like getting 30+ pieces of firewood from one round. My neighbors red oak, similar to what you describe with a 30' log before it crowned out gave me three cords. And that was with anything under 8" getting put into the chipper.
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  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Nice. Should be real nice to split too. Good heat in a few.
  6. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I'm exited with the score. Too bad it rained/snowed today or I would have cut some more. Have to work tomorrow and Monday which really stinks cause on Tuesday the temperature is going to plummet. Oh well, I'll get that wood one way or another.
  7. cableman

    cableman Feeling the Heat

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    Nice score :cool:
    Im on a oak score which im not sure if i have the space for it!
  8. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I had that issue at my old house. So I started stacking at my inlaws. Good thing my FIL is cool like that cause he's got about 4 cord in his yard at the moment. My new house has much more stacking room so I'm good now.
  9. BEConklin

    BEConklin Feeling the Heat

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    I love splitting straight grained red oak with an axe - it's like it flies apart.
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