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r.garrison1
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Possible source of free wood; anyone else have experience with something similar?
I noticed a local add for free wood, and found a link to this site: https://freewoodportland.com/how-it-works/ This looks good, but has anyone else had experience with such a group?
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rdecker
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Skid-Winch reviews ...
Having a hard time finding independent reviews of Norwood's Skid-Winch. Anybody here using it or an alternative. I've looked at the less expensive alternative like the arch and log hog, but the mountains of West Virginia make them a little impractical. Thanks, RD
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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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wbrent
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Leaning trees

After the last big wind storm my woodlot is left with many uprooted trees that are leaning up against adjacent trees. HArd to tell if they would stay fetched up if I was to cut them. That presents a problem for me as i dont know if I should cut a wedge in the lower side or upper side . And not sure if i should be finishing the cut from top or bottom. Just trying not to get my saw stuck (again). I know the root ball will want to rebound back upright.

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Keelan Staats
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White Pine Stumpage

Hello,

i am looking for some help to put together a starting point on how to price standing timber. I have a friend with a fairly large lot of white pine. He just recently came into the property and was hoping to sell some trees. Having my own mill I am obviously interested in what his trees are worth to purchase and harvest myself. 

Does anyone have an idea as to what I can do to get an idea on how to fairly price standing white pine? I am located in southern Ontario.

thanks.

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wbrent
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First ash tree fail

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hazazil
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what type of tree?

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hazazil
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what type of tree is this?

I found a huge maple tree that had been cut down and left by the road. After speaking with the owners of it, they said I could have it. I picked this tree up , not sure what it is. It has a ton of sap on it. No other trees like it around and no leaves or anything to help me identify it.

 

http://www.northernmichiganplumbingandheating.com/mysterytree.jpg

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Bill
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Wind

A few wks. ago we had a big wind storm knocked down a doz. or more trees this was the biggest of the bunch 30" where I cut it at the butt. 14" - 60' from the butt  . Going to be a heavy one on the mill.

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wayne busse
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I need a bigger chainsaw !

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Bill
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Log trailer

Had this axle laying around that I used to move the mill from my shop to the mill sight years ago and desided to make a log trailer out of scraps I have plenty of. The reach is just bolted on becuase it's also part of what I can move the mill with the reciever I have on it.

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Slinky Pickle
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Portable power at sawmill

Although this is not specifically sawmill related, I thought some might enjoy what I'm putting together for off grid power at the sawmill.

I've been pondering lately on how best to build a solar setup for our recreational property and I think I've finally nailed down the plan so here goes.

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DinaHaines
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Help Me

I Have a jackfruit tree at my home. As a part of home rennovation I had to cut this jackfruit tree for making some space. Now I don't want to waste this wood. Id it suitable for making office furnitures for my newly builded custom essay writing service office near by to my home. If it is not suitable for making any type of furnitures, how can I use this tree wood? please help me!!

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GreyandSimcoeFo...
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Beautiful Red Oak

Hello everyone 

This is my first post on here. I am going to eventually purchase a mill for personal and business use.

After loosing my job as a Forest Tech. due to a mill closing I decided to gonoutnonnmy own. Just thought I would  share some pics of red oak I have been cutting on my first job, but I can't figure out how to post them!

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Danielsmith12
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Wood for door

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Bill
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Cedar order

I have a fairly good cedar order to fill 36- 4"/8" -12' . 18 same size 8' and a few 10' 4x4's so been logging the last few days. Have a good pile of logs at the mill now but wanted yo get this dead cedar down as well. Had to fall 5 dead birch that were rotten at the top and dangerous out of the way first then clean up and burn all the limbs and parts that were punky. As you can see by the one on the left the top limbs were pretty far gone and you don't want them landing on your head.

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Bill
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A big chainsaw

Thought some of you may like to see this if you havn't already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLnC1dgrYmQ&feature=em-share_video_user

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Bill
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birch tree

This is some thing I've only seen in the past with cotton wood even after 2 years. but today I found this birch the wind blew over last spring (2015) and I bucked it off with intentions of dragging it down for fire wood. In 1945 they horse logged on this mt. and I occasoinally find 9 gage wire in the trees so I flagged this one so I wouldn't saw it or get poked with it. Some of the leaves are 6" acroos which is big for any birch tree leaf. 3 wks. ago there was no growth on this tree.

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BillyReeder
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Log taper.

Is there a formula out there for calculating taper on a standing tree. For instance if I had a standing pine tree that was 14" at the base and I wanted to know the diameter at a height of 40' is there a way to figure this?

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rjman
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Logging Arch Build

I have been needing a logging arch for a while now so I finally got the materials and put one together.

Here are the materials after I chopped up one of the square tubing:

i got the frame together the first day:

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Bill
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Logging

Decided a few days ago it was time to replace the deck on my trailer . The deck is 16' - 2x6 but  I'm going to use full 2x12's . I only have 3- 16' 2x12's so thought I'd find a tree to fall because I have no dead fir trees large enough . There's a no. of large trees on the property but I didn't want to get one so big I couldn't handle it with a lot of effort this one will be adequate.

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Bill
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Skid trails

Well it's that time of year for me to deal with what winter left in store so I can get logging again. Had some wind leave a few trees right at the top of a very steep trail it was a little wet so I didn't try very hard to push them up over the top.

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Bill
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Tree falling

https://www.facebook.com/thecimareport/videos/432153226970316/

I once worked with a logger that did this.

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Bill
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One you may not have seen.

Thought some may find this interesting.

 

https://youtu.be/qb_YNZn_kaQ

 

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Bill
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yard tree clean-up

Raining this morning but wanted to see an end to the piles of limbs and finish cleaning up. I much prefer logging in the woods where all the clean-up can be done with the tractor. I'll stop inundating you all with pics. after this episode.

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Bill
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Yard trees

Well thought it about time I posted some saw mill stuff since spring seems to be in the air here. This winter we had a couple heavy snow falls ( wet snow) and while working in the shop when it started coming off the trees ( some chunks in access of 50# ) and I heard it hitting the roof I decided I'd best to some thing about it before next winter so today was the day. This was the easiest for clean-up . I got started 9 AM .

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Bill
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skid trails

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r.garrison1
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What chainsaw would be your 'best saw'

I have three questions at the bottom for discussion; you can skip there if you want. The rest is just my part of the discussion. I'm going to be buying a new chainsaw this spring, so here's something to chat about.

I've had a forester managing my lot for the most part, because I have been paying for my tree farm by working 6 hours away from the woods.

Sometime within the next couple years, I should be able to spend a lot more time in the woods. Now that I have the place paid for, I expect to have my sawmill this spring.

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highway
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Skidding Wood with Horses

I am having a blast with this new go pro camera.   Here I am using my team of draft Belgians to harvest some salvage blow down pine. These are  logs in my other video that I am sawing for my new machine shed project in the spring.

Ed

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrNwttZS0C0

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smithbr
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White Spruce increased die-off?

Hi

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