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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jdscj8, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. jdscj8

    jdscj8 Member

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    Will growing in sand affect a trees burning or cutting abillity? A side of our timber is along a river so its real sandy ground. I seem to have to sharpen my chain more on that side of the timber. thats the only reason i could come up with.

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  2. karri0n

    karri0n New Member

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    If there's sand in/on the bark, then it will dull your chain much more quickly. Growing in the sand won't really change the consistency of the tree as far as cutting it goes.
  3. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Maybe it's got more water in it?
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    For sure don't drag the logs or trees across sand or you will definitely have a problem with dulling chains. Our whole property is sand but it doesn't bother the chains unless I try to cut the sand.... Yessirree. Touch the ground once with a chain and it matters not whether it is sand, clay or loam, that chain will dull fast.
  5. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    if your cutting in the flood plain, the height of the flood is the height of the fine sand that's in the wood.and believe me it's all the way to the center of the tree!
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