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Biggest tree you've cut down?
« on: April 15, 2005, 05:07:27 PM »
I was just wondering how big of a tree you have cut down?  Biggest I've cut was a 5 foot across one. 8)
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2005, 05:33:24 PM »
I've cut them well over a hundred feet.   ;D

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Re: Biggest tree der der you've cut down?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005, 06:19:07 PM »
Talking diameter or height???    smiley_roller smiley_roller smiley_roller
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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2005, 06:19:22 PM »
them there trees are biguns!  That's a little Yooper for ya!
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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 07:33:49 PM »
Bigest oak I cut was 56" on the little end at 21' Had to cut it in half so the old 230TJ could pull it out of were it was. The biggest Hemlock I cut was 118' long still over a foot in dia and had 456 growth rings that I could count in the butt.  Don't remember the diameter. The 230 pulled that one out full length down hill.

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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005, 08:04:29 PM »
cut a 54dbh mullberry that was 25'tall

cut a black walnut 35dbh 55'tall

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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2005, 08:21:54 PM »
Biggest I've done so far is a 5' silver maple, had major limbs all over. ;D 8)
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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2005, 08:25:55 PM »
 66" hard maple with a 20" bar  :o. I'll just say it had a heavy notch  :D. We had cordwood from that tree for 3 yrs.
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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2005, 08:32:08 PM »
Personally felled a 48", wedger with an 80".  40m an 60m respectivly.


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Re: Biggest tree der you've cut down?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2005, 09:05:53 PM »
I walked across a 12+ foot wide cypress stump that someone in the 1800's cut down.  I found it one day as I was walking in the swamp.   Standing on it was close enough to cutting it down for me. ;D :D
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2005, 09:59:41 PM »
6' Douglas Fir.
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2005, 10:04:52 PM »
I've cut them well over a hundred feet. ;D

I'm wit ya Kevin.    ;D   Somehow they can seem a lot bigger when yer butt is tied to um and it's a long way to da ground.  :)
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2005, 10:32:22 PM »
i dont no what was the size of that hemlok but toke me more than one gaz thank to limp the son of... :o ;D
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2005, 12:02:01 AM »
Five and a half foot red oak out of a front Yard in Ripley back in the late 70's.  With a old homelite with a 16 inch bar.  We'd done already had all he limbs cut back down to the main trunk. Notched it and cut as much as we could, and finshed chopping out the notches  with an ax and finished cutting er down with a Crosscut saw that we'd borowed the day before.  :)

Most of it we'd cut up into firewood but we couldn't figure out what to do with the dang thing once we got that trunk on the ground.  We finally cut it up in blocks and they sent me to see if I could bribe some of the city workers into helpin us out.  (Part of it was laying in the edge of the street).  I found the right guy to bribe ;D and pretty quick we had us a front end loader and a truck there.  We'd chain them chunks to that front end loader bucket, and it was all it could do to struggle em into the back of that truck.  They hauled em to the dump fer us.  :)
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2005, 01:17:41 AM »
Holy cow you people are animals !  I thought I had a big braggin tree of 34 inch ash and that was at the bell of the butt . 
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2005, 01:50:46 AM »
the biggest tree I cut was 6 foot across the stump,using a 28inch bar,it was white fir in arizona,it scaled out at 6,000 bdft scribner scale

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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2005, 08:12:29 AM »
I was wondering the same thing, I have never cut down a big tree (probably never will) I walk the timber looking for big trees, just to wonder what they have seen. (and I cut the little ones under 36" so I can get them on my mill)
I caught a show the other night on History Channel about loggers during the "Gold Rush" who spent 14 days making the stump cut on the biggest redwood they could find. When she fell, it exploded with force of its mass hitting the ground, 80% was splinters. I did some checking before I posted on the "General Sherman" in Sequoia National Park. Its 35' dbh and still 17' at 130' at the first limb. This part blew my mind, the first limb is larger that any tree east of the Mississippi !!! Its bark is 4' thick and has 600,000 bft of lumber. Some day I plan a trip out there. General Sherman was already 700 years old the day Christ was born.
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2005, 08:23:36 AM »
those are some cool stats, daren. thanks.
id love to make it out to see them biguns.
do they make em bigger? :D
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2005, 08:28:54 AM »
I cut a 6 ft pine and it was a ulgy looking thing.But I cheated.I have a Husky with a 28 inch bar on it. Had to fall it down a small knoll and we had to roll it up the knoll.We couldn't pull it up the normal way.We really had a time with it.We only have a 42 hp tractor.This went for a grade of wood called pallet pine.The sawmill makes windows frames out of it.Cut out the clearwood and dovetail it together and yes,there were limbs that were 6-8 inches through and it would take more than a tank of gas to get them limbed.We even sold them 3-4 crothes and they bought them.But they did cut us of from selling crothes to them.My father couldn't believe they bought them,even though the trucker said they would.Most of the butt logs was to big to get through the debarker,so they had a couple high school kids to peel it by hand.They rebuilt the mill and they can't take anything bigger than 42 inches now.My Dad and me chased down most of the scrub pine and sold them. He always said,"You can sell good logs anytime,bad logs are harder to get rid of".We got $190 a 1000.These logs were ulgy,ulgy.My father came from the old school and every load he would say,I can't believe they take this stuff AND pay us for it"
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Re: Biggest tree you've cut down?
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2005, 06:42:43 PM »
mine was about an 8in hemlock i cut outta the way  ;D im not supposed to cut down trees but stuff like that i could cut with a  handsaw so i figured what the heck  ;D not only that i dont have time to cut down trees pap does it and keeps me plenty busy  ;D


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