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Big old growth pine
« on: January 02, 2015, 02:35:16 PM »
I got a call from a guy that said he had some trees that I could have. You know how most of these kind of thinks go, but I went to look anyways. I got over there this mooring and to my disbelief there they where. 23 Very large old growth pine. The small one was 32-33" in diameter and 80+' tall 8). He had just bought the place and wanted them all gone, So I let him know in a big hurry that I could help him ;D. There is one that is close to the property line but that is fine I have a good buddy that does tree work. I am going back in mooring with him so he can get it toped and blocked down. I will have some pics tomorrow.   
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Re: Big old growth pine
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 03:18:29 PM »
That sounds like a good deal.

Keep in mind, if they're in the yard, they are likely to have some hardware inside.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 03:50:18 PM »
Yea, they are in a open lot. I can handle a little hardware for them. 
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Re: Big old growth pine
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 04:42:50 PM »
Sounds like a find! It will be interesting to see how many growth rings per inch they are. I heard someone say that heart pine is a minimum of 15 rings per inch in long leaf YP before. Truthfully there isn't really any "old growth" perse still standing anywhere in the U.S. except in a national forest. Those trees you've aquired could very well meet today's standard of heart pine. Either way, its hard to beat the beauty of free!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 07:16:45 PM »
Yea,I know they aren't true old growth. But after a little asking around (my family has been logging here in south Ar for 4 generations). My dad told me to go talk to a friend of his (my dad is 72) and He is in his 80's. He said they where there and pretty good sized when he was a kid. He went with me today and he said that he would bet they where 200yo or so.   
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 07:27:16 PM »
If 200 years isn't old growth, I don't know what is ;)
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 09:20:33 PM »
May not remember this correctly, but back in Oregon the Doug Fir qualified as old growth when it had over 2" of bark, which meant you could not cut it. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 10:28:04 PM »
i think what's more important than the subjective definition of old growth is that they are high quality, large, and free.   :) :D :)

congrats!  that sounds like a sweet deal!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 02:11:06 AM »
X2 Mike ;)
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Re: Big old growth pine
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 05:18:32 AM »
I have some 36" on the but end and 70' foot rock maple in the yard. They grow a lot slower than pine. I have a family photo and my dad was 2 years old in it, and everyone was standing in front of those maple. They were less than 2" diameter and 8-10 feet tall. Dad would be 76  now. Out in the woods those trees would be 10"-12" at breast height. In the bush, a 45" rock maple is 300 + yo, hollow, with a good lean. ;)
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