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Tree Skidder

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by SolarAndWood, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Finally was cold enough with snow on the ground that it felt right to get the tree. The HF firewood cart makes a mighty fine Christmas tree skidder. Merry Christmas everyone.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    One thing we love is to cut our tree from our own place but this year was tough finding one. Lost our snow but it is trying to snow now.
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Looks like fun.
    We had a fresh cut tree once. It was the crappiest tree we ever had. We tossed it on December 26. It only had about 7 needles left on it by then. Trees from the guy we buy from now are still alive in late January.
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks like it was a great day, Merry Christmas.


    The Zapa
  5. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Very nice...The kids look like they're having a blast!!! Truthfully in my eyes that is all that matters!!! Merry Christmas my friends.
  6. snowleopard

    snowleopard Minister of Fire

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    I've found that the temps matter when we cut it. We have spruce trees around here, and prefer their spare, delicate branches to the imported from L48, whose heavily-needled trees make it hard to see the decorations and lights. If we cut when it's really cold, the tree is shedding needles as we move it. If it's up above 20 or so (+20F), the needles hold a lot better, and can even start to green-up in the tips.

    However, those imported trees sure smell nice.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    You did remember to water it . . . ;) :)
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    You're supposed to water 'em? :)



    Yes. It was watered regularly.
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I figured you did . . . just attempting to bust on you a bit. ;) :)

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