Productive afternoon

rdust Posted By rdust, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:33 PM

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  1. rdust

    rdust
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    My old man came out today and we knocked down 4 standing dead aspen/poplar(I think). I wanted to get this done before they fell on my neighbors house! We bucked two of them and then called it a day. I'm amazed how wet the wood still is and they were standing dead last summer. What a mess they made when they hit the ground!

    Here are a couple pictures.
     

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  2. LLigetfa

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    Even healthy Poplars are a hazard and can fall in a wind. I cut down any Poplar that shows any sign of disease if it's at risk of falling onto something.
     
  3. rdust

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    We had some really windy days(50+mph gusts) the past couple weeks and every morning I would wake up wondering if they fell on the neighbors house! I'm glad they're knocked down so I don't have that worry anymore. They may not be the best for burning but for free they'll burn fine. :) Clean up is going to be a pain though since they exploded when they hit the ground. I have two large ash tree's in the back of my property that I plan to cut next.
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Its a good thing you got those down. As for them being wet, popple is noted for that. They turn punky really fast and punky wood will soak up moisture. The way they are broken just from falling says how bad they were.
     
  5. savageactor7

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    90% of the blow downs around here are Poplars ...very shallow rooted. anyway perfect time to do that before the grass starts growing.
     
  6. caber

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    if they are poplar, stack them and they will be dry in a very short time. good wood for the shoulder months.
     
  7. rdust

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    Finished cleaning up today, I can't wait for tomorrow so I can get back to work and relax! :) Attached is a picture of my burn pile for the scrap/branches(we might be able to see the fire from space when I ignite these dry branches!) and another of the logs piled/stacked up. They won't be stacked against the tree for long, I was just to burned out to move them where I wanted them.
     

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