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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Went to get the Sunday paper this morning as usual, but had to take a detour across the lawn around a big ol' hardwood that had fallen across my driveway sometime last nite. :x
Most of the trunk is back in the woods at about a 45deg angle. Took down some smaller trees and undergrowth with it. A real tangled mess. Good thing I have a cousin with heavy equipment to clear this thing. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:41 pm 
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I call that firewood! :-D

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:22 am 
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Furniture in the rough.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:24 pm 
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DennisS wrote:
Furniture in the rough.


Not likely. Got a better look at it yesterday. It's a Pin Oak. Trunk is about 30" dia. with large main branches. If nobody local wants it for firewood, I'll just leave it to rot. I don't have the equipment or money to saw it up into lumber even if I had a use for it.

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It would be nice to wake up to that every morning


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Here's a couple after pics. My walking stick laying on the trunk is exactly 6' long. The root ball is to the left about 8 ft( out of the pic. Diameter at my stick is a little bigger than I originally thought - a little over 36".

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Looking towards the top end of the tree, the main trunk disappears into the undergrowth. Estimate main trunk length at around 30ft. Doing the math, the trunk looks to weigh around 8700lbs. I won't be trying to move this monster. :shock:

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At least I don't have to detour around the mess anymore. :D

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I want to live in the woods.
Suburbia suks. :x
I would take an 8' section of that and slab it out in 2" to 3" slabs.
I'd have to be able to pick it up first. :cry:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Zulu wrote:
I want to live in the woods.
Suburbia suks. :x
I would take an 8' section of that and slab it out in 2" to 3" slabs.
I'd have to be able to pick it up first. :cry:
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Yep. Which is why I retired here 17 yrs ago. :-D Anyway, according to the Woodweb volume calculator, the trunk has somewhere around 1800bf in it, but there's probably only 1500bf or so that would be useful for something other than keeping warm. I'll never know.

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I'd rather see that then 117 :D California tourists. disobeying the rules so of the road.

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Mango wrote:
I'd rather see that then 117 :D California tourists. disobeying the rules so of the road.


They're allowed to drive? :shock: :wink:

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I can only imagine what beautiful flame patters must reside in those huge crotches.

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DennisS wrote:
I can only imagine what beautiful flame patters must reside in those huge crotches.


You're probably right. I might take a look later this year and see if it has any burls I can cut off, but anything beyond that is just too much for me to handle. Doesn't look like it's totally stable right now and could be dangerous. We'll see. Wouldn't mind having a nice burl to play with. :)

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