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Posted March 15, 2014 - 01:35 AM

Nice job of refreshing the woodland. You are going to have a honey hole there in the next year. There's going to be all kinds of critters calling that home. Grouse will love it as well as the turkeys and deer.

I'm very envies of the nice habitat your developing. Logging is a land managers best friend, enjoy the rewards.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 05:02 AM

That's some nice wood. I'll have to get pics of Aarons newest creation. He has made a set up so he can use his chain saw to slab logs.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 06:56 AM

That's a good harvest Alan.

If you're going to clean up most of the tops, you'll be

busy for a while, and have years of firewood.

Or, are you going to sell off some of the tops?


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:11 AM

That's a good harvest Alan.
If you're going to clean up most of the tops, you'll be
busy for a while, and have years of firewood.
Or, are you going to sell off some of the tops?


We've had several local offers to "help us clean up" :smilewink:
We aren't allowing anyone in there for insurance reasons. Just isn't worth it.
I plan on getting my parents squared up for next year, then maybe a little for a neighbor they are friendly with.

By then, I will be tired of wood.
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:24 AM

If there are any spots on your trails, that are rutted up real badly from

the equipment, and holding lots of water, it'd be a good idea to

cut up some of the tops and build corduroy road, now while it's good and

wet.

 

 

 

Do it in stages. Put down a layer, let Ryan pack it down with one of

your GTs, add another layer, pack, and so on. He'd have a ball doing that.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:31 AM

corduroy road

Never heard it called that, but as a once proud owner of a pair of corduroy pants... I understand why. :D

I almost have to wait to see what kind of cleanup they do on exit. I'm going to try to have them level and clear the roads to tractor passable. The one culvert they have kinda hosed up and needs fixed too. I can't believe they won't take care of that as it's being there was a big help to them on getting stuff out.

Do the logs hold water as they rot?
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:33 AM

Nice looking country there Alan. It's hard work cutting and hauling firewood by hand. Now is a good time to be in the woods if the snow isn't too deep. Once the flies start and it gets hot it makes it a lot less enjoyable. 


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 07:38 AM

Did he live around here, Robert?

 

Ben W.

No Ben, That was in New Hampshire. Can't you tell by my accent when I type here?

 

wait, I meant, " New Ham Sha"


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:14 AM

No Ben, That was in New Hampshire. Can't you tell by my accent when I type here?

 

wait, I meant, " New Ham Sha"

 

Hey I type like that too :D


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Looks like they are a good company. My BIL works for a family owned logging company here. They always clean up and drop fire wood in piles or rows for the land owner if they want it . Do your parents find may Morell mushroom on there. Looks like good ground to do so. I would volunteer to pick them for them. LOL  Thanks for sharing the pictures look forward to more.                       Roger.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:10 AM

Never heard it called that, but as a once proud owner of a pair of corduroy pants... I understand why. :D

I almost have to wait to see what kind of cleanup they do on exit. I'm going to try to have them level and clear the roads to tractor passable. The one culvert they have kinda hosed up and needs fixed too. I can't believe they won't take care of that as it's being there was a big help to them on getting stuff out.

Do the logs hold water as they rot?

 

 

 

I bet you still have them, and are waiting for a class reunion that you can

wear them to, and disco the night away. :D

 

there are many roads up here that were built that way.

Hemlock is best. It doesn't rot when wet, and not exposed to air.

There is a stretch not far from me that was part of the Trans Canada

Hwy. It was built as a corduroy road. Gullies, swamps, filled with hemlock.

It's been fixed up a bit, but those matts of logs tend to heave a lot in the spring.

You'd swear you're on a motocross track if you try to do the speed limit.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Any spot you leave a mulch mat for a road will retain water, but it will settle out. Every time you drive over it, the branches will clean your tires off. The mud will end up settling into the branches, and the dirt/water combo will break down the branches even faster. Hence, 'mulch mat'; that's what you'll end up with.

 

On muddy jobsites with lots of truck traffic in and out, we'll sometimes put in a mulch driveway to prevent or at least lessen the amount of mud tracked out onto the highway. Cheaper than rock.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Looks like they are a good company. My BIL works for a family owned logging company here. They always clean up and drop fire wood in piles or rows for the land owner if they want it . Do your parents find may Morell mushroom on there. Looks like good ground to do so. I would volunteer to pick them for them. LOL  Thanks for sharing the pictures look forward to more.                       Roger.

No idea what a Morrel Mushroom is, wouldn't probably take the chance on eating one if I found it...

I LOVE mushrooms, but I have no idea which ones will kill ya and the ones that wont.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 12:18 PM

http://en.m.wikipedi.../wiki/Morchella

Some of the best mushrooms ever. I haven't had them since my grand father passed away 12 years ago. Been a long time...
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Posted March 15, 2014 - 01:18 PM

I bet you still have them, and are waiting for a class reunion that you can
wear them to, and disco the night away. :D
 
there are many roads up here that were built that way.
Hemlock is best. It doesn't rot when wet, and not exposed to air.
There is a stretch not far from me that was part of the Trans Canada
Hwy. It was built as a corduroy road. Gullies, swamps, filled with hemlock.
It's been fixed up a bit, but those matts of logs tend to heave a lot in the spring.
You'd swear you're on a motocross track if you try to do the speed limit.

Yup, slowing down to the speed limit means you hit the bottoms of the washboard as well as the tops, lol. Gets pretty rough. We have lots of courderoy under pavement and it acts up in the spring of the year but is good the rest of the time. That's a dandy pile of wood--- all we have is jack pine, spruce, and white and black poplar. The black poplar is very good as building material for wet conditions like barn floors and board walks, it doesn't rot as quickly as other woods.
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