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Trees coming down tomorrow.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bboulier, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    These are trees at my son's new home.that are due to be removed tomorrow. There are several reasons for removal: (a) Foremost, safety. These are some hazardous trees. (b) Some will be removed for sheltering a garden and others are to be replaced with fruit trees. (c) Firewood!

    The first picture shows a cedar, a maple, and a small cherry in back. The second shows a cherry (with several trunks in front) and a maple in the back. The diameter of the maple is about 3 ft. The final picture shows 2 trees. The big maple will get some trimming; the sassafras is destined for the woodpile.

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  2. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Are you taking that down or leaving that up to the pros? Looks like a challenging job.
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  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Does he have a wood stove or will you get the wood?

    More pictures tomorrow ? :)
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  4. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    That's a lotta wood
  5. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    No way I would take these down. They are really dangerous. Picture 3057 doesn't adequately convey the situation. The 3 foot in diameter maple lists at an angle of 45 degrees towards the neighbor's house. Some of the trees in 3055 are tilted towards the house.

    I haven't been out to look at the results, but I know that the firm that was hired showed up with some "big" equipment. From all reports, things went well. My grandson, who is keen on construction equipment and chainsaws (since he has observed his grandfather using one) was excited.

    I will post some pictures later in the week when I get time to visit.

    Splitting is the next task. (Aside from shoveling some wood chips for mulch).
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  6. ScotO

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    OKAY, It's LATER IN THE WEEK, NOW......

    Where's the pics?? ;)

    Looking forward to some 'after' photos, myself!
  7. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    The job was finished today, but I haven't been out yet. Will post pictures as soon I take some.
  8. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Finally got some pictures. I estimate this are about 6.5 cords - sassafras, cherry, maple, and cedar.

    Sassafras

    IMG_3089-rev-web.jpg

    Mixture of cherry and cedar:

    IMG_3090-rev-web.jpg

    About 60% cherry and 40% maple with a little cedar thrown in:
    IMG_3092-rev-web.jpg
  9. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Very nice, probably more wood than what the pictures can make it looks like. 6.5 cord would be just under 2 years for me!
  10. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Sean, The big pile by the shed is 4 rows of 18" deep and a couple of rows behind the shed. The pile on the right is 4 foot high in the middle, although it slopes down on the right hand side. It's possible I have over estimated. It could be as low as 5.3 cords. In any case, it's a lot of wood. A lot more than I am used to dealing with. This will be my son's first experience with serious wood splitting. He still has to put in a stove, but plans to do so. He has two fireplaces that can be used as places for installation.
  11. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Your probably right though, I went back and looked at the pics and that maple was huge! It's just hard for me to guess looking at piles of rounds.
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    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Nice!
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    Bryan, you can be proud.
  14. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Sean, I misstated the number of rows by the shed. There are 6 rows of 18" pieces by the shed.
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    Nice, that looks like a lot of great wood!
    If you don't have a splitter I'd rent one, splitting that much wood by hand will be quite the chore!
    I know the Home Depot near me rents them.
  16. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Cross Cut Saw,

    Still working out the splitting details. One possibility is to rent a big splitter - 20 ton or so. Dennis has put in a persuasive plug for a vertical one. However, the cost of renting the splitter and a pick-up truck to haul it may make a second alternative more attractive. The second alternative is to buy a smaller electric splitter and have a splitting party or two with a couple of my sons. The bigger rounds can always be split into smaller pieces for use on a low capacity splitter. The second alternative will be slower, but cheaper. If the wood were in my yard, I would surely go with the second approach. I don't mind whacking wood every day just for the fun and for the exercise. I will try and work out the costs of the big splitter alternative tomorrow.

    Bryan
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    Some one on here said HD will deliver a splitter,IDK call em, and I have seen on CL people renting out their splitters, and they deliver
  18. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I will call around to see what I can arrange.
  19. bboulier

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    Looks like I am going to rent a 22-ton vertical splitter. That looks like the best way to go. Thanks for your suggestions.

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