The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Baltic Abrasives Technologies Nyle Kiln Dry Systems




Author Topic: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]  (Read 636 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Allar

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Location: Estonia
  • Gender: Male
  • Firewood Warrior!
    • Share Post
Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« on: February 27, 2019, 04:02:45 PM »
Just doing what i love  8)







Looking at the dead trees on my forest, it sure does look like im losing the battle against spruce beetles.  :'(




.
Firewood & Chainsaw videos: Firewood Warrior - YouTube

Offline lxskllr

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 910
  • Age: 50
  • Location: MD USA
  • Gender: Male
  • dummy with saw
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 07:22:18 PM »
I didn't think you used wedges! Where's your felling lever?

Offline Allar

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Location: Estonia
  • Gender: Male
  • Firewood Warrior!
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 06:17:20 AM »
I didn't think you used wedges! Where's your felling lever?
To be honest, i tend to use wedges more often than felling lever but it really depends on trees and on my mood ;)
And i like to use my swedish Husqvarna hatchet, having short handle and heavy head makes it perfect for pounding wedges.
Firewood & Chainsaw videos: Firewood Warrior - YouTube

Offline Old Greenhorn

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 765
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Catskill Mountains, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • An old coot, still learning.
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 06:43:05 AM »
Man, I could fell those nice little firewood trees all day long! Nice and straight, just have to worry about a little dead fall and hangers, but they go quick. I too like the wedges better and I use a hand ax similar to yours with a heavy head and short handle that my Dad rebuilt 40 years ago. It was his favorite camp ax and works great for wedge driving, though he never used it for that.
 Nice pole pile!
 Do you worry about that fire 'getting away' form you? I would like to do this and clean as i go, but the risk is too high, so burning slash is a separate task, with some sort of water supply handy.
Can You help out the Coleman Veterans Memorial by chipping in a few bucks? Go here for the full story: Can you help this year? in General Board



I ain't the woodcutter, but I can cut wood 'til the woodcutter gets here.

Offline Allar

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Location: Estonia
  • Gender: Male
  • Firewood Warrior!
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 09:15:13 AM »
It is a joy to fell trees like that.

I don't worry about fire getting away, because it has nowhere to go, the whole forest floor is covered with snow, so there's no real hazard.
If i have a open spot with no trees around, i'll make a huge pile and set it on fire later on.
But if i have trees around and i can't make a huge fire without damaging the surrounding trees, i start with a small pile and let it burn and slowly keep adding more branches.

We have burned branches during summer a few times and it is such a stressful thing to do. Never in my life would i do it again.

Firewood & Chainsaw videos: Firewood Warrior - YouTube

Offline wild262

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 190
  • Age: 59
  • Location: NE, Missouri
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 10:12:28 AM »
Looks like a log cabin builders paradise there!  Long, tall, straight, and not many limbs.  Would have loved to have had tree's like that when I built my cabin back in the 80's.  That's a loggers dream there.  I like to cut in late winter/early spring better than any other time.  No ticks, low humidity, no leafed poisen vines, and cooler running on the saw.  Perfect!

Offline Allar

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Location: Estonia
  • Gender: Male
  • Firewood Warrior!
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 03:01:26 PM »
I cry inside whenever i cut em for firewood, especially the big ones :'(
But i can't afford a sawmill  :-\

The trees are dying and i need to take them down asap to slow down spruce beetles. And if i leave a dry spruce uncut for too long it'll rot and can't be used for firewood.

Firewood & Chainsaw videos: Firewood Warrior - YouTube

Offline sablatnic

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 545
  • Location: Denmark
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 06:51:09 AM »

Looking at the dead trees on my forest, it sure does look like im losing the battle against spruce beetles.  :'(




.
Spruce beetles - got them in Denmark too. :-(

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 28186
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Felling trees for firewood [VIDEO]
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 02:43:37 PM »
Before I got a OWB I use to have some "brush" fires. Sometimes they would still be burning after 5 days.  :o  Would be a lot of big wood in it. I would have a pile of coals about 3 feet high and it would burn through that. Now I have a place to get rid of my dead wood,I burn it for heat. My land does not grow fir good. Seems to get about 6 inches through and falls over. If it dies get bigger,it's very rotted in the middle. Than some of the white pine 18-24 inches across will die,more firewood. I would need to get a burn permit when I burn. Very simple to get,when snow is on the ground,it's no problem. Summer time it can be hard because it can be dry. I know when to ask and when not too. I don't need to burn down my forest and other forests too. Most times I come to a fir and I cut it down. I want something else to grow. I did have 2-3 acres that has some nice good size fir. But the other 147 acres,it don't grow good at all.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Felling cedars from the trees perspective (video)

Started by StorminN on Forestry and Logging

18 Replies
1937 Views
Last post March 03, 2012, 10:19:07 PM
by semologger
xx
Some Pics and Video from the farm. Mostly felling video.

Started by weimedog on Chainsaws

12 Replies
1649 Views
Last post June 09, 2016, 01:20:26 PM
by ppine
xx
Felling Video

Started by SliverPicker on Forestry and Logging

66 Replies
3382 Views
Last post May 04, 2014, 08:01:13 PM
by chester_tree _farmah
xx
Wish you were this good? (felling video)

Started by bushhog920 on Forestry and Logging

7 Replies
1448 Views
Last post February 01, 2015, 08:30:52 AM
by 1270d
 


Powered by EzPortal