Ugh, just split and stacked the most expensive firewood ever..

Sodbuster Posted By Sodbuster, May 17, 2017 at 6:27 PM

  1. Sodbuster

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    Had about an 20" Cherry tree that was leaning right toward the house, had to pay to have it taken down. It will burn nice, but I will remember every log, and will enjoy it a bit less. :mad:
     
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  2. mark cline

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    Well at least its down and no damage. Was the person or company that took it down, insured ? I would think so , so if anything happened , you would be covered. Enjoy the warmth from it and write it off as something that had to be done.
     
  3. jatoxico

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    You're looking at it backwards! The tree had to come down but rather than getting chipped up it will heat the homestead. Glass half full ;lol.
     
  4. Sodbuster

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    Good points, and yes he was insured, had to climb it and take it down chunk by chunk.
     
  5. Dobish

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    i paid to take down quite a few trees that were really close to the house, powerlines, etc. I figured I had to get rid of them somehow, and paying to rebuild the roof and walls when the giant tree collapsed was going to be more expensive than the tree removal.

    That and they cut up the firewood into decent sizes for me, and all i had to do was split and stack.... (actually, it was a great excuse to buy the splitter!)
     
  6. HItz

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    Hehe, I feel ya. I have about 2k worth of firewood from a tree I had to pay to get taken down. :)
     
  7. Sodbuster

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    Makes me feel better that I'm not alone, but I just didn't feel comfortable taking this one down. I had about a 20 degree sweet spot that I would have had to hit, (since I can't climb). To far one way, I would have taken out my well head, the other way, my front porch.
     
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  8. Ashful

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    I just built a chicken coop and run last summer, a veritable poultry paradise, at the base of one of our largest walnut trees. The spot was chosen carefully for summer shade and winter sun, thanks to that tree and the others that surround it.

    This spring, it appears that big walnut is dead. Now the coop, which is not mobile, is blocking its removal. I might have to hire a crane, now.
     
  9. Woody5506

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    Sometimes you gotta set your pride aside and pay a professional. I have a lot of trees in my lot that need to come down and only about 1 of them is remaining that I could do myself. The others are boxed in with power lines on one side and a shed on the other. It's on my eventually-to-do list.
     
  10. Ashful

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    This is weird. I got home tonight, went out to get the eggs, and that damn walnut tree is blooming! I will have to keep an eye on it. The younger trees surrounding it bloomed almost two weeks ago.
     
  11. jetsam

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    It heard you talking about the crane!
     
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  12. jetsam

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    I am building one of those right now. My wife got chicks yesterday, and is keeping them in the house for several weeks before they go outside.... this is what happens when you marry city people.

    It has a $200 electric door, a $75 vinyl window, $300 worth of hardware cloth enclosing the run, and will have a thermostat and fans and power run to it so it can have an incandescent light bulb for winter heat... I told her that I've seen a lot of chicken coops, they've all been bigger, and you could build any 10 of them on the budget you have for this one! (She was undeterred.)
     

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  13. kennyp2339

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    Just like older people, older tree's take a while to get going...you should know this lol...but in all seriousness, I had a huge red oak that fooled me last year, the tree was dead, then suddenly like someone flipped a light switch, it budded out, then leafed out within 3 days
     
  14. Sodbuster

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    Dang, this must be contagious, my wife is having me build a chicken coop too. fortunately I have an old horse stall that I can convert over, so 90% is complete.
     
  15. Ashful

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    All sounds fine and normal, except that light bulb for winter heat. You're asking for trouble, there. Find your way over to backyardchickens.com, they'll set you straight.

    Summary: buy cold-hardy breeds, and don't worry about providing heat. Also, think ventilation, more than you ever imagined you would need.
     
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  16. Sodbuster

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    Plus 1 on the cold hearty breeds
     

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