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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #420 on: March 19, 2023, 11:33:17 AM »
I've been scrapping and cleaning up lately, the dibble bar went up, and I couldn't do it, though I'll never use it again. We were hoedad planters back in the day, usually bare root stock, i think at 6x9 spacing, the frame on one of my old trucks was welded back together with worn out hoedad blades  :D. At one point we planted a lot of "Hugo Hells", after the storm a good bit was too tangled to harvest, too loose to burn, it was climb and crawl trying to get some growing trees back in the ground.
I got my forestry start in the "Hugo Hell".  I came out of school in December of '89 and landed on the NC/SC border.  Even months after the storm, I-95 still had trees laying on the shoulder.  The tops had been cut to allow passage of traffic, but the bulk of the stem was still there.  I started salvage operations down around Manning, SC and worked north and west over the next year and a half.  I kept a crew within the city limits of Charlotte for about a year.  The last salvage work I did was in Lincoln County, NC.........blown over Virginia Pine with backberry 15 feet tall.  Truly a nice place to work.  ::) ::)
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #421 on: March 19, 2023, 11:42:45 AM »
Sounds like the fun running a clearing saw in softwood, knee high and pole wood that died and fell down or rotten fir that got buried in the green strips during harvest. Trails were nice and clean though, except wild raspberries. And the rocks to strike the blade on. :D Those green strips were like pitching hay with a saw, nothing would fall because limbs of trees grew into other tree limbs, limbs to the ground. 4-8 foot tall stuff. Could only cut about 1/2 an acre a day, 8 hrs.
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #422 on: July 16, 2023, 07:18:59 AM »
I went over to give Danny's family some help yesterday. The stand that started this thread was thinned this past January. I had to take a couple of pictures to update this thread.








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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #423 on: July 16, 2023, 08:12:16 AM »
Thank You Jake for the update and pictures.   
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #424 on: July 16, 2023, 09:19:16 AM »
Nice stand of trees. :)
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #425 on: July 16, 2023, 09:28:46 AM »
I cant think of a better memorial to Danny.
Thanks for the photos Jake, and a tip of the hat to you for continuing to support his family. 
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #426 on: July 16, 2023, 10:31:35 AM »
Pretty impressive when you realize those trees are all of 14 years old. 
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #427 on: July 16, 2023, 11:26:35 AM »
All I can say is they are the ones that deserve the credit for continuing with Danny's work. It is truly my honor to be the one that gets to help them. If any of y'all were closer I would have to fight you off to get that honor.
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #428 on: July 16, 2023, 12:49:34 PM »
Amen.
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« Reply #429 on: July 16, 2023, 07:04:52 PM »
Nice to have a update.
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« Reply #430 on: July 16, 2023, 07:20:19 PM »
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #431 on: August 19, 2023, 09:22:58 PM »
Hi everyone, this is Amanda, WDHs daughter. This is a picture of the other plantation - the one that my daddy planted in January 2018. The trees are in their 6th growing season. We tried to find the same spot as his other pictures, but Im not sure if this is itlooked close to us. My daughter, Maddy Claire, is featured in this photo.



 

 
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #432 on: August 19, 2023, 09:32:41 PM »
Thank you Amanda, thank you. That brought a tear to my eye. Jim
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« Reply #433 on: August 19, 2023, 09:38:39 PM »
They are sure growing.  I saw them not long after they were planted when your daddy spent part of a day with my forestry team and me.  Your daddy was tremendous influence on me and a wealth of knowledge to this forum.  He is sorely missed, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to know and learn from him.

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« Reply #434 on: August 19, 2023, 10:26:38 PM »
Amanda, thanks for posting.
Its been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
Following in Dannys footsteps is probably the biggest compliment that could be paid to the man that all of us on the Forum admired. 
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #435 on: August 20, 2023, 04:42:14 AM »
Well done Amanda! The trees sure are doing their thing too. Looks like I need to get some more doughnuts over there to Maddy, so she can keep up with those trees.
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Re: Establishing a New Pine Plantation
« Reply #436 on: August 20, 2023, 04:49:19 AM »
 thumbs-up Great stuff. Your dad, and now you, sure know how to grow pine.
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« Reply #437 on: August 20, 2023, 02:48:55 PM »
Thank you for putting  that up! 


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