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Author Topic: 550xp with 3/8" chain?  (Read 1409 times)

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Re: 550xp with 3/8" chain?
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2017, 01:33:13 PM »
Forgot to show the load of spruce limbs :D
 

 
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Re: 550xp with 3/8" chain?
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2017, 01:38:23 PM »
I prefer to leave those in the woods  :D.  That 13" bar combo would be great in subzero temperatures though where no limbing is needed for softwood.  We try to cut hardwood on warm days and softwood on cold days whenever possible.
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Re: 550xp with 3/8" chain?
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2017, 02:49:25 PM »
Do you see a lot of softwood? I have never been to the east coast.
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Re: 550xp with 3/8" chain?
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2017, 02:57:49 PM »
Do you see a lot of softwood? I have never been to the east coast.
I live in what is termed the "Acadian forest" which is defined by the habitat of red spruce.  We have some strictly hardwood stands in higher places (comprised of yellow birch, white birch, sugar maple, red maple), strictly softwood in lower areas (comprised of spruce, fir, cedar), and lots of mixed growth forests (aspen, birch, spruce, fir), and some nice belts of eastern white pine.  We also have the ash and hemlocks kicking around.
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2017, 04:48:39 PM »
Forgot to show the load of spruce limbs :D
 

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I prefer to leave those in the woods  :D
Yep when logging limbs stay where the tree is felled. But working residential tree removal in cottage country like this pic shows I enjoy the distraction of the beauty of lakes.

 But during all those years I logged on flat ground I never had the scenery working on a beautiful lake shore. Always had to leave a 300 yard buffer along all lakes and rivers. Kind of boring actually and the biggest wood was usually always in those buffer stands....
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