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Drying and Processing / Re: Is it too late to mill this?

« Last post by Chainsaw newbie on Yesterday at 06:18:47 PM »
Thanks for everyone’s input, I appreciate it!! Beav, where are you, and when could you mill this?(sooner the better for me)
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Forestry and Logging / Re: North American Wild Fires 2021

« Last post by Andries on Yesterday at 06:09:28 PM »
From my BIL in Kamloops, BC

The entire trestle bridge is gone.

Fire is coming over the hill and heat-rise lightening.
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Early Treefarmer C5B

« Last post by swampdigger on Yesterday at 06:01:58 PM »
Haha, it may be even worse. Lots of welds, lots of stuff missing.

I chickened out already. Found a couple of timberjacks for around $5k that actually run. This "priced to sell" Treefarmer  is probably false economy.

Still wouldn't mind knowing how parts are for these things.
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Forest Education / Re: Reports From The States

« Last post by Ron Scott on Yesterday at 05:52:12 PM »
South Carolina
South Carolina Banning Sales of Bradford Pear Trees; Foresters Explain Why
WRDW-TV, July 20, 2021
 South Carolina is banning the sale of invasive Bradford Pear trees because of their impact on SC ecosystems. Foresters say the trees spread quickly and are hard to control because of their strong and copious thorns that have been known to damage heavy-duty forestry vehicles. "This is equipment that goes out in the woods and deals with all kinds of things, and they won't go near places with pears because they know their equipment is going to be damaged," says David Jenkins, Forest Health Project Manager at the SC Forestry Commission.
The E-forester
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Tire loading

« Last post by Tom King on Yesterday at 05:30:30 PM »
Never any worries driving mine down the highway, at top speed, with fluid in the tires.  I don't know what it is.  It was in the tires when I bought the tractor used.  I put new tires on it, and was surprised how fast they pumped it out of the old ones, and back in the new ones.  Inside of 1979 rims still looked new.  55 gallons in each 28" tire.
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Thanks doc.  My pay back then was enough, i got out able bodied and dont feel owed in any way. It definitely hits a man right in his pride to not have the family provisions worked out.  Been a humbling decade for me. 
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General Board / Re: Any way to get away with installing green oak on a deck?

« Last post by Magicman on Yesterday at 05:20:43 PM »
If the moisture content is the same on both sides of the board.
The word is "if".  Maybe not "often the case" but why take a chance?  Natural cupping is against the growth rings.  Wanna see the porch boards on my Cabin and also the boards on the pier?  I'll continue to put the "smile" up and out when installing decking and siding.  ;D
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Forestry and Logging / Re: North American Wild Fires 2021

« Last post by mike_belben on Yesterday at 05:14:10 PM »
Id be prayin for rain if i was out yalls way. 
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Green oak decking boards?  They must be quarter sawn and narrow, go back and tighten screws next summer.
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Lumber prices too high

« Last post by mike_belben on Yesterday at 05:11:23 PM »
I suspect the times are destined to get stranger.
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Tire loading

« Last post by moodnacreek on Yesterday at 05:03:19 PM »
Beet juice.  Foam is very expensive and although heavy the tires loose traction to some degree. It is not the same as liquid and air that give the most traction.  
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Forestry and Logging / Re: North American Wild Fires 2021

« Last post by Ron Scott on Yesterday at 05:00:55 PM »
US, Northwest Pushing Limits of Firefighting Resources: 'Worst Possible Conditions'
 The Oregonian, July 17, 2021
 U.S. Forest Service leaders got a message from their top boss last Wednesday. Chief Vicki Christiansen, the agency's leader, announced that all Forest Service workers should immediately refocus their time and energy to address the country's worsening wildfire season. Fires were resisting control efforts, she said, and the West was bracing for more extreme weather in the coming months.
The E-Forester
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General Board / Re: National Christmas Tree

« Last post by Ron Scott on Yesterday at 04:48:59 PM »
Press Release: 2021 US Capitol Christmas Tree Virtually Selected — The People's Tree Will Be harvested from the Mad River Ranger District
 U.S. Department of Agriculture, July 21, 2021
 After a multi-month search covering hundreds of square acres and thousands of feet in elevation, the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Six Rivers National Forest has been selected — "Sugar Bear." Six candidate trees were identified and presented virtually to Architect of the Capitol staff, with each tree receiving unique nicknames connected to the state animal of California, the bear. Taking top honors, "Sugar Bear," an 84-foot white fir located within the Mad River Ranger District, will grace the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season.
The E-Forester
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Hi folks,

Gotta un-rsvp.
The Admiral informed us that we have a problem Houston!
We can not miss that 4yold's Bday on the 7th in NC.
Can't do it all, need to be there for the step-grankids.

Oso Bear n I are bummed.
We'd rather have some pork than too sweet Bday cake.

Hope we're all able to do it again in 2023.
We look forward to the reports and Photos.
A bit of video/sound would be swell too.

Best
Wane One n Oso Bear  
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Tire loading

« Last post by dustyhat on Yesterday at 04:27:53 PM »
Do the weld on pipe and pipe cap first, then any big truck repair and service garage can get you 55 gallon barrels of windshield wiper fluid. pump it full and your good to go.
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General Board / Re: Any way to get away with installing green oak on a deck?

« Last post by Don P on Yesterday at 04:27:17 PM »
If the moisture content is the same on both sides of the board. With the sun on one side and ground on the other that is often not the case.
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General Board / Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pig Roast August 6 & 7th, 2021!

« Last post by Brucer on Yesterday at 04:23:10 PM »
Quote
... did the CA govt say they were opening the border to tourism on 8/9?

Yep, but the US govt said not before the 21st.
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Forestry and Logging / Re: Lumber prices too high

« Last post by Andries on Yesterday at 04:20:42 PM »
It's the same economic / business scenario in NW Ontario.
However, today we got a stop work order from MNRF Operations that, because of the extreme fire hazard, all road work, brush clearing, any industrial projects were told to stand down.
In 50 years of playing in this neck of the woods, thats a first to my knowledge.
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In the meantime, a stud mill in Kenora remains shutdown for the last two or three years.
Strange times for sure!
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Tire loading

« Last post by Andries on Yesterday at 04:05:40 PM »
 . . . .    Some say put a weight on the back. What say you all?  
I've got 2000 lbs of concrete out back.
That blocks the use of the PTO and 3pt. hitch, so . . . .



Each cast-iron weight is 280#, I'll add enough fluid to the wheels (glycol) to make up the difference to get 2000# back onto the butt end.

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Forestry and Logging / Re: Lumber prices too high

« Last post by sawguy21 on Yesterday at 03:49:04 PM »
It has been strange. Even with the price of lumber the local building supply has been going steady along with the ready mix plant, construction and renovation has only slowed recently because of the extreme heat. Logging is shut down for the time being but mill yards are full. The biggest problem is finding qualified and motivated tradesmen.
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