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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 07:30 AM

We had a tree that started leaning this spring and it just kept getting worse. It had finally made it on the schedule to be cut this up coming weekend.

Had a storm come thru yesterday and it blew the tree over.
Here are some pictures. It's a maple tree, I like maple for campfires since it burns down to coals quickly.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 07:34 AM

here is a picture my wife took. You can see the size of the tree compared to me.
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Posted June 16, 2010 - 07:44 AM

Sorry you lost the tree but you should be good to go for camp fire wood for quite a while! Cutting up the wood isn't that bad but it seems like the branches and leaves take forever to be picked up.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 08:39 AM

I've met you Chuck, so I know you're not a "little people". That's a good sized tree! Glad it was standing all out in the open.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 08:58 AM

Looks like you will have alot of camp fire wood! :thumbs:
Looks like a Silver Maple, am I right?

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 09:09 AM

Looks like a Silver Maple, am I right?


I believe so.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 10:54 AM

There is a lot of wood in that tree, glad it came down in the clear!!
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Posted June 16, 2010 - 11:14 AM

You will definitely have lots of campfire wood. I am glad it was out in the open and not near anything it could have damaged.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 11:16 AM

Yeah it did come down in about the perfect spot. It barely caught the magnolia tree, and was a few feet from being in the driveway.

One good thing it since to pulled some of the roots up, there will be less roots and stump to have to grind out.

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Posted June 16, 2010 - 07:58 PM

Looks like you have some heavy work to do. That center section looks pretty hefty!

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 01:15 PM

made some major progress yesterday.
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Bill the main trunk is going to take some time to get cut up.

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 05:14 PM

Wow, you almost got the whole thing done!
Hauling The branches is the worst part.......

What Kind of saw are you using by the way, just curious :D

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 05:15 PM

:wallbanging:oops, Just noticed there was a STIHL saw in one of the pics :D

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Posted June 17, 2010 - 05:48 PM

Dang Chuck, did you have yesterday off from work? BIG showing!

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Posted June 18, 2010 - 07:13 AM

:wallbanging:oops, Just noticed there was a STIHL saw in one of the pics :D


Stihl Farm boss. awesome saw, a little heavy for limbing, but the weight is worth it.

Dang Chuck, did you have yesterday off from work? BIG showing!


Daniel, worked about .5 hours tuesday evening, and 2 hours wednesday to get to that point. I plan to try and get it all picked up tonight and tomorrow morning, and then work on that main trunk. Need to get the rest picked up cause the grass needs mowed.

Edited by Chuck_050382, June 18, 2010 - 07:14 AM.
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