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Bill
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Dead tree

No action on the site so thought I'd take a couple pics. to post. I've been very busy burning large piles from winter damage and falling dead danger trees then dealing with the clean-up after the fact.

Well guess I won't be posting any pics. this site is getting worse instead of better maybe that's why no posts ??
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Got 1 pic. posted but have no idea how I managed can't get the same option on my puter again .
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Finally, sorry about the size didn't know how to deal with it and post the picks.
r.garrison1
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Happy Thanksgiving, here in the states! Thanks for the pictures! I find that I have to resize the pictures first, because I can't post them and resize them. I use paint.net for Windows, a free app. I select Image/resize, then change the image size listed at the bottom. It's not all about the pixels, because some image formats include a default size in the image file.
wbrent
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I know you said the tree is dead. But whats the inside look like. When would you all consider milling a dead tree. Around me my spruce turns a definite reddish color inside when it starts to rot. But if its still quite white , I keep it for milling.Especially since its mostly for my own personal use. What do the rest of you do?
r.garrison1
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Dead trees are about half of what I mill. Grand fir, mostly, but I also have some pine. The fir I can usually get some good logs out of until about 30' up. Pine does better.
Bill
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95% of the logs I mill are from trees that die mostly bug kill some from drought. They are solid still anything with wrought or going punky goes in the burn pile.Fir and pine the cedar I saw is mostly live.
eddiemac
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It seems like a new world every time I try to post pictures. Usually I succeed after a struggle, but sometimes I just scratch my head and try at a later time. I seldom cut a healthy tree, but try to avoid dead ones that might contain powder-post beetles (like red oak that's stood dead for a year or more).
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Not sure how to post photos . What does it mean txt . My photos are JPG . Anyway I have been milling dead ash . Amazed haw hard it is to mill . Oak and walnut are easier . I have a cabin build I could share if I could post pics .

eddiemac
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Grandpa, go to the "Look What I Made, Part 2" thread in the Sawmilling & Wood Processing Forum, posts #2 and then #12, to see how I post pics. It worked at the time I wrote it.
Baron
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Bill is that old snag a Douglas fir? Lovely little cabin.
Bill
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Yes Baron TY on the cabin comment
Bill
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I haven't been sawing or logging it's snowed nearly ever day since the 1st of Jan and been -20 C for a while only - 11 today.
Baron
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Bill,

I'm not jealous in any way as i like it warmer. It has been milder than normal in Pennsylvania this year. some of the local ponds froze last night. Other years it would have been time for skating and ice fishing. May not happen this year.

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