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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Fred Wright, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Fred Wright

    Fred Wright Member

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    but we really didn't need any more this year. :)

    Had a freak windstorm roar through last night, took out some maple tops. Around 1:00 AM the wind picked up, the power went out and we heard the limbs crashing down. It lasted about 15 minutes, we went out with flashlights to see what we could.

    What a mess. I'm surprised the firewood stacks weren't knocked over. Amazingly, nothing was damaged. A pair of tall saplings next to the garage cushioned the limb's fall on the garage roof. Limbs are scattered around the yard but they missed the cars.

    And we were hoping for a relaxing weekend, too. Do a little garden weeding, mow and trim and sip some suds.
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  2. Soundchasm

    Soundchasm Minister of Fire

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    I don't think that looks like a Silver Maple, and I'd think that a Sugar Maple would be one of the last trees standing, generally. But it sure looks like something happened previously where that tree broke. It is amazing sometimes the thirteen consecutive miracles that result in no damage.
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  3. Fred Wright

    Fred Wright Member

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    It's red maple. The woods around here are rife with 'em.

    Got it wrapped today. Man I hate cutting and dragging brush but there weren't no local kids around wanting to make a few bucks, lol. Re-stacked the wood pile end that got knocked over.

    All done, I got on the little tractor for a tour of the woodlot. Knew there was some damage back there and wanted to check it out. Talk about raining wood... several red maples got their tops blown out. A few widow makers, too but I'll avoid those. One tree, around 15" is laying on the ground.

    It's too hot and too buggy out there to work it up now. But I know what I'll be doing come fall. :)

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  4. Hickorynut

    Hickorynut Burning Hunk

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    Sounds like my woods, fred. Full of soft maples and locusts, both of which don't do well with windstorms. Plus, usually with summer storms it is really hot and humid weather when you got to get out there and clean up. Looks like you are up to the task though :)
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  5. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Was that Hurricane Arthur? Im picking up sticks on the lawn. But all my woodpile roofing blew off and all my stacks got soaked. I thought you just had small brush from your first pics but you got quite a bit of wood there. Natures pruning lol. Red maple is good, I have to bully my BIL into cutting down trees for me so when nature drops them for me Im happy.
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  6. Fred Wright

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    This happened early Thursday morning, before Arthur moved up the coast. Not sure what it was, maybe a twister came through. Whatever it was, it bent a bunch of gum saplings over like bananas.

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