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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Foragefarmer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Foragefarmer

    Foragefarmer Member

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    Was what I was told. So I showed up this morning. And was asked, do you want this gigantic white oak? No rush removing it since there is another woods road that goes around it. I can wait till fall if I want.

    The 6 foot metal t-post on top of the root ball will give some perspective.

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    I am guessing 34"-36" DBH. lots of cords.

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  2. Knots

    Knots Feeling the Heat

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    That's a lotta oak in that trunk!

    Well, I don't know what your relationship is to the caller, but I usually "get while the gettin's good" with firewood. Otherwise, some other poacher comes along...
  3. ScotO

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    Nice tree there, FF! Wonder if the trunk has any mill-able wood in it? Either way, lots of good firewood there!
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  4. Foragefarmer

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    It was the farm manager for a 408 acre farm. I think I am safe. The tree is half a mile from the hard road.;)
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  5. Knots

    Knots Feeling the Heat

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    Nice. I have firewood insecurity that is only addressed by having the stuff on my property. Fall is a much nicer time to be swinging the saw though. Looks a little wet (and probably hot) right now.
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  6. Foragefarmer

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    It is a little bit hollow at the base and the tree is next to a field and old fence row. And I have a guy I trade logs for custom cutting,but I know not to take him stuff with even a whiff of wire.
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  7. Foragefarmer

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    Rained again this morning. Muggy doesn't even begin to describe it. At least it isn't nearly as hot as last year.
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  8. bogydave

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    More "Premium" White oak
    Drooling here , very nice ! :)
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  9. paul bunion

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    Definitely wait till the fall if you can. Let it settle some more and release some of the tension on the branches. Hopefully the tombstone uproot isn't part of the deal.
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  10. Backwoods Savage

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    That is going to be sweet cutting that thing up! I love those. You can get a lot of wood in a short time and best of all, not a lot of bending while cutting.
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  11. Foragefarmer

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    And I can back the truck straight up to it since it fell across a woods road.

    In an above post I mentioned there might be some wire in the base of this tree. As an FYI, metal in a white oak turns the wood around it a sort of purple color, so if I see that at the base of a tree I stop cutting. With my luck I generally hit an old fence staple dead on.
  12. Joful

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    Nice! Big enough to be worth the trouble, but still small enough to make manageable rounds.

    I hope you have more than a pickup to haul it, or you'll be making many trips!
  13. NCFord

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    Do you bring you splitter to the tree for rounds like that? I have been bringing bringing my splitter to the tree so I don't have to move the large rounds. I think is easier?
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  14. NCFord

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    Did that tree come down last Thursday with that front that came through? We had lots of trees pulled up by the roots here as well. We were out of power for about 18 hours.
  15. Joful

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    In the last year, I've cut a 42" ash, a 60" ash, and a 60" oak (although the biggest oak round I brought home was 49", everything below that was hollowed by ants). I brought them all home as rounds, which was pretty easy using a low trailer and with a drop gate. If moving in a pickup, I agree, it would definitely be easier splitting on site, and unloading from the pickup directly into my stacks.
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    That's ok. I would sacrifice two chains for that big old oak!;)
  17. HittinSteel

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    That is a very nice score. What saw(s) will be using?
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    Nice score FF, good luck with that monster. I'll run my Husky 235 over to ya lol...
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  20. MasterMech

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    How big is that trunk? I'm guessing it's 36+"? I don't think any poachers would mess with the bottom end of that beast. That would be work. ;)
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