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What Kinda Tree Is This

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrotherBart, Mar 13, 2006.

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Anybody know what kind of tree this is?

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    I agree with dylan looks like red oak
  3. Sundeep Arole

    Sundeep Arole New Member

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    Well I only hope the dude didn't have a chainsaw.
  4. Mo Heat

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    The red chainsaw is falling at about 4 o'clock from the photo center. See it? Looks like he got lucky (if it's a real photo).

    I'd say that dude likely called it a day. Maybe a week. :)
  5. DavidV

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    Couple years agoi when the big "hurricane" ran thu here we had reports coming for days of people dieing from kickbacks. I've had a few near misses when up a tree. I think I have reached a point where I won't be climbing too many trees with a saw. Leave that for the pros to handle.
  6. Eric Johnson

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    Too much heartwood for red oak, IMO. Hickory maybe?
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    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    i don't know if i would call that guy lucky.
    look at the position of the saws blade.
    looks like he is going to land on it.
    crack first:(
  8. Corey

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    Yikes! My guess would be he was stretched out from the ladder cutting through the branch that is right above his head. When the saw finally cut through the wood, he suddenly found himself holding a ~13 pound weight at arms length while already overextended from the ladder. Either that or the limb hit the ground and bounced back into the ladder...looks like the two may be in contact at the far left side of the pic.

    As for the type of tree. I don't know...heartwood looks pretty dark to be oak and the resolution is just low enough that you can't make out leaves.

    Corey
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    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    I love that pic .We have that pic at our shop. Dumbass cutting on a ladder.
  11. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I use a ladder sometimes. To get the winch cable as high up on the tree as I can. Damned if I am climbing on one with a saw. In fact you couldn't get me up in a tree with a saw any way, any how. I have watched you tree guys do it and that is nuts.

    I stand on the ground scared to death for ya. Repeating over and over "911,911,911".
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    chestnut oak and one dumb ass
  13. pgmr

    pgmr Feeling the Heat

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    Ummm...a Whomping Tree?
  14. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    leaves look like oak to me
  15. Henz

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    hard to tell from pic but looks like either a black walnut or locust
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