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Re: Whack O Cypress
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 01:38:57 PM »
Shouldn't you be out whacking at that whack o cypress?  ;D  Nice lumber, keep the pic's coming...

Thanks.  Rain all day today and tomorrow.   That, plus the old man needed a break.   ;)   The forecast shows clear next week.   :) 
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 02:59:48 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2012, 09:57:23 AM »
Truly amazing, I did't know they made that stuff [cypress] anymore! I know you are honored to saw-up such a hsitoric and rare set of logs that once was the mainstay in lumber species in this region.

We use to tear down old farm houses, nearly every house was framed and walled with cypress. With care we would pry off the wide boards and 2Xs so to use or sell as lots of folks liked to use for a naturally weathered and rustic appearance.

One interesting thing I've noticed about Bald Cypress at least around these parts is beaver do not like to cut or knaw on the trunks, thus preserving the charm of ancient cypress-lined bayous and old river chutes.

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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 10:57:22 AM »
Chain, if you go over to western Kentucky, you can find some baldcypress there. I saw several near the place where Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley go over their dam to enter the Ohio.

They don't grow wild too much right around where I live, but they do grow when planted in yards. I have two marketable ones in my yard, in fact. They are healthy and relatively straight so I am leaving them for now.
No matter how conventional wisdom may fly in the face of radical thought, it's still the most popular type.

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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2012, 02:16:47 PM »
Anytime they are growing even in a slightly wet area where the roots can't "breath" they will put up "Cypress Knees".  That is why folks in low lying areas can't use them as ornamental trees because the knees are hard to mow.   :-\
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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2012, 03:45:31 PM »
My two are on relatively high ground, and have not put up any knees. They also have modestly proportioned bases, which I am thankful for, whenever I do get around to milling them. Around here, a lot of people use mulch beds around their yard trees, which eliminates the need to mow.
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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2012, 04:26:40 PM »
Swell butts and knees are typical of trees that grow in and close to water.
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2012, 08:31:28 AM »
We have a couple of yard cypress one of which puts up knees everywhere; we've mowed them over so many times now they're like nubbins, nearly flat on the ground. The small leaves do make a very fine mulch.

I've planted several cypress seedlings in a lake area but the willow cover limits their growth. In times of flood the beaver will come in and snip an occasional sprig but so far have never cut the older cypress.


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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2012, 08:53:46 AM »
Beavers will cut 6" saplings, but they will quickly butt sprout.  I had a 12' tree cut several years ago.  Today, it is the same height as the other trees and you can hardly tell that it suffered a beaver whacking.
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 01:55:16 AM »
Great stuff.... MM, you are THE Man......
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 08:57:34 PM »
Finished.  12,103bf in 5 days sawing.  I also had 4.5 hours of "hourly rate" for some special stuff.   ;D
 

 
The last whack stack.
 

 
I left the sticker crew busy.
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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 09:45:07 PM »
Glad its them and not me. Good job MM. bg

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Re: Whack O Cypress
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 10:11:01 PM »
You never have enough stickers  :).
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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2012, 10:27:47 PM »
In addition to the "edging" stickers, I sawed a 20" SYP log (8') into nothing but stickers.  I would hate to have to drive all of the way back up there just to saw stickers.   :-\
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« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2012, 10:41:08 PM »
DanG MM, what did you do with all your free time?  ;)  :D

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« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:41 PM »
It must be nice to "Saw em and leave em."  Stacking and stickering lumber is a lot of work  :)
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2012, 10:56:23 PM »
Very impressive Magicman, thank you for sharing. Stories like this make me want to get back out there and go to work now.

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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2012, 11:13:01 PM »
"Saw em and leave em" is the reason that I do portable sawmilling.   ;D 
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« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2012, 12:39:44 AM »
"Saw em and leave em"
You're kinda like a lumber gigalo  ;D

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« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2012, 06:42:59 AM »
Now that's a bunch of sawing MM, nice job!


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