Scoping out the standing dead

Foragefarmer Posted By Foragefarmer, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

  1. Foragefarmer

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    I have been looking around my woods for the standing dead to cut down next fall to burn in a few years. Well this is the Mac dady at 32" DBH. Cord calculators have just the butt log at 1.2 cords! There could be 2.5-3 cords in this tree.


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    Nice! :cool: What is that, a Black Oak?
     
  3. Foragefarmer

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    It is in the red oak family I am sure of that.
     
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    I love those big dead trees......lots of good BTU's there, FF!
     
  5. Foragefarmer

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    The other big plus is that it is less than 100 yards from the pole barn in my other thread.
     
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    We call that a WIN-WIN situation, here!!
     
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    Please use care when cutting that big boy. Many times standing dead trees don't come down the same way as live trees. They have their own rules about gravity, falling limbs and the like.:eek:
     
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    Drop that big beast on a humid August morning & you'll really enjoy a good meal & a few ice cold beers that evening even more....;)
     
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    Yeah, I have known about it for a while. So when I head up to the barn I find myself drawn to it and patting it staring up at all that good firewood to be.
    Is that bad?
     
  10. ScotO

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    HELL NO! That's "normal" for a firewood hoarder.....
    I'd expect nothing less, brother!!::-)
     
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    Thanks, All I cut is standing dead and I understand how dangerous they can be to cut down. But it is good to be reminded from time to time. I think this one will fall nice. Over the years there have been a number of trees on the farm that for one reason or another I wouldn't cut down..
     
  12. Woody Stover

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    I don't know what it's like there but here, due to a certain disease or whatever, those Reds often have hollow cores at the base. _g
     
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