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mrd1995

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Feb 21, 2020
93
North East, Pa
In my eyes this is about as primo ash as you can get we have probably a half acre of EAB killed Ash that are under 12" and crowded so nice straight poles. Haven't checked it with a M.M. yet but it feels cer light compared to some other Ash I've cut recently. Only downside is super muddy, briar, and Poison Ivy.
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ChadMc

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Dec 12, 2019
84
Bucks County PA
In my eyes this is about as primo ash as you can get we have probably a half acre of EAB killed Ash that are under 12" and crowded so nice straight poles. Haven't checked it with a M.M. yet but it feels cer light compared to some other Ash I've cut recently. Only downside is super muddy, briar, and Poison Ivy. View attachment 258716 View attachment 258715
I have a spot on our property too it’s the same. Maybe an acre of all straight 12-16” dead ash. So much fire wood to cut in this one little spot. The odd part is aside from the dead ash there’s only a few cherry trees down there. It’ll be a thick jungle soon once those ash are down.
 

mrd1995

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Feb 21, 2020
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North East, Pa
I have a spot on our property too it’s the same. Maybe an acre of all straight 12-16” dead ash. So much fire wood to cut in this one little spot. The odd part is aside from the dead ash there’s only a few cherry trees down there. It’ll be a thick jungle soon once those ash are down.
Sounds like the same woodlot, we have a few cherry mixed in as well. Already getting thick with the reduced canopy.
 

Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,330
Downeast Maine
Sounds like the same woodlot, we have a few cherry mixed in as well. Already getting thick with the reduced canopy.
Will cherry trees get thicker with more light?
 

mrd1995

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Feb 21, 2020
93
North East, Pa
Will cherry trees get thicker with more light?
In my experience with environmental science ( three years in high school) Black Cherry no they typically do not. This maybe in part that they are an early emergence species, one of the first trees to grow during a field regenerative growth. They are usually slightly ahead of the other species sot they are not struggling for light, so no need for heavy dense foliage. Although this theory falls flat on its face for other early emergence species...
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
4,330
Downeast Maine
In my experience with environmental science ( three years in high school) Black Cherry no they typically do not. This maybe in part that they are an early emergence species, one of the first trees to grow during a field regenerative growth. They are usually slightly ahead of the other species sot they are not struggling for light, so no need for heavy dense foliage. Although this theory falls flat on its face for other early emergence species...
We have some very small diameter 50' tall cherry trees. One fell over because I cut down the spruce next to it. The stump revealed the tree to be 50 years old, but only 6-7" diameter. Our property was likely logged in the late 60's or early 70's and is now mostly spruce, fir, maybe 5% mixed birch and 1% sugar and red maple. Some of the spruce are quite large, 24"+ dbh. A 20" fir dead fall nearby to the tiny diameter cherry was about 50 years old as well.

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thewoodlands

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Aug 25, 2009
13,019
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Just some splitting and stacking that I did today, in the stack we have ash and maple.
 

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Diabel

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Itching to go out there and buck. 1’ of snow on the ground at lake still.
 
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NickW

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Oct 16, 2019
201
SE WI
Current project. One on right is my running '92 Big Boss 250 4x6 that my elder son has crashed too many times. Left is '92 350 4x4 that I bought to scavenge parts from. Planning to use beefier bumper from 350 and other misc. parts. Original plan was to get the left strut support, but they're different. Still might work if I do both sides, but I think I'll see how long my redneck repair lasts first. He broke the back of the support where the tie rod end connects. I fixed it with 2 steel plates and duct clamp. You can sort of see it if you zoom in on the front of the 4x6.
 

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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
Current project. One on right is my running '92 Big Boss 250 4x6 that my elder son has crashed too many times. Left is '92 350 4x4 that I bought to scavenge parts from. Planning to use beefier bumper from 350 and other misc. parts. Original plan was to get the left strut support, but they're different. Still might work if I do both sides, but I think I'll see how long my redneck repair lasts first. He broke the back of the support where the tie rod end connects. I fixed it with 2 steel plates and duct clamp. You can sort of see it if you zoom in on the front of the 4x6.
That thing looks rad! I really want an Argo 6x6 or any kind of amphibious ATV, preferably with 6 wheels.
 

NickW

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Oct 16, 2019
201
SE WI
The box is great, but they don't turn worth a darn! We call her "The Beast", and she surely is...
 

JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
443
Iowa
I got a load of Osage picked up & moved to the stacking area today, first load of many. Anything under about 6” isn’t getting split. I need to round up some more pallets & steel posts. Also got what I assumed was an Elm ( it had no bark) but turned out to be a Walnut and snagged an American Elm also.

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mrd1995

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Feb 21, 2020
93
North East, Pa
Cut and split, thinking Ash. Not sure honestly these northern PA woods are so different then my Southern PA roots. Was Dead and down for a while. The splits sound like wooden baseball bats tapping together. Thinking they maybe ready this year. Weight is right for dry white ash, could this be?

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NickW

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Oct 16, 2019
201
SE WI
Could be ash... any 'D' shaped exit holes in the bark from EAB?
 

mrd1995

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Feb 21, 2020
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North East, Pa
I did not see any, plus there was no trails under the bark. That's the only thing holding me up, I do have a thread for I'd as well.
 

Woody Stover

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