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« Reply #440 on: July 14, 2015, 05:02:18 PM »
That's cottonwood...the price is pretty well half your guess.
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« Reply #441 on: July 14, 2015, 05:12:41 PM »
yep pretty much crap here but its marked so its got to go , good thinbg only about 15 of them , have cut some nice white soft maple thou ,

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« Reply #442 on: July 14, 2015, 08:27:41 PM »
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« Reply #443 on: July 14, 2015, 08:30:42 PM »
Thanks! It's kinda fun in a grove like that just start in the back and go for it. I guess he wants it about 3 times larger now  8)
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« Reply #444 on: July 14, 2015, 08:45:12 PM »
That's cottonwood...the price is pretty well half your guess.
it looks alot like tulip. but it probably don't grow that far north.

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« Reply #445 on: July 14, 2015, 09:10:49 PM »
yes we have tulip here but this is not tulip, its got the correct colour but is way to soft . Most times cottonwood is more of a darker black or grey colour in the heart . Even tulip is not worth alot here . I find if both mills want the log then the price goes up alot , if only 1 mill wants it then its not worth much

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« Reply #446 on: July 14, 2015, 09:28:14 PM »
Tulip isn't too common up here. I think we are right on the northern boundary of its growing range (north shore Lake Erie). There seem to be pockets of it here and there on the sandier ground.

EHP, cottonwood was paying $325 on the landing at the local pallet mill here but I hear rumors that they are recently in receivership. Are you putting that stuff into Townsend's or one of the Mennonite mills?
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« Reply #447 on: July 14, 2015, 10:01:15 PM »
yes we have tulip here but this is not tulip, its got the correct colour but is way to soft . Most times cottonwood is more of a darker black or grey colour in the heart . Even tulip is not worth alot here . I find if both mills want the log then the price goes up alot , if only 1 mill wants it then its not worth much
most the tulip i cut gets exported for peeling. saw mills don't want alot of it, can't make ties.

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« Reply #448 on: July 14, 2015, 10:06:22 PM »
Townsend does me very well and treats me very good to , I find once I pay the trucking to send to other mills on lower grade stuff I make more money with Townsend and can have their truck here when ever I need it . Porter right now is getting the soft maple but he is also paying I think big money for it . I always seem to be not to far from the water on Lake Erie , bad in the winter time cause of the dam high wind and bad in the summer time cause of all the ticks but there is good timber there

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« Reply #449 on: July 14, 2015, 10:10:09 PM »
I cut very little cottonwood/poplar/tulip per year and honestly just as soon not see it at all , not alot of money to be made in it for me . I'm kind of surprised that not much black oak in the bush which is pretty common in this area

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« Reply #450 on: July 16, 2015, 06:48:52 PM »
 

  just some pics from today and yes its sound , that seem hardly went into the wood

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« Reply #451 on: July 16, 2015, 06:50:20 PM »
 

  thats about all my old girl wanted to lift , another couple hundred pounds and I'm sure it would of said no  ;D

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« Reply #452 on: July 16, 2015, 06:51:07 PM »
 

  soft maple

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« Reply #453 on: July 17, 2015, 05:48:51 AM »
Picked up a 50 cube (25mbf) run of small Queensland Maple (Flindersia brayleyana from a salvage job and dragged them back to the mill. It's no relation to what you guys call maple... its a tropical rainforest hardwood. It smells kinda like maple syrup though, which is probably why it got the name. Small logs at the barely worth sawing end of the scale for the most part, excepting one that was about half grown. (yah, truely... I know it looks big, but its just a baby yet)



  


 

Obviously that one is going to sit on the truck until the loader gets home to lift it off. We attempt some crazy stuff with that poor little forklift but that one there is in the "don't even try" class
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« Reply #454 on: July 17, 2015, 09:06:53 PM »
you call that tree little  :o :o :o ;D  I feel sorry for the truck   if you got caught with that tree on that truck here in ny state they would throw the book at you and throw the key away at the same time  :D :D :D but I like the pics  :)

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« Reply #455 on: July 18, 2015, 03:06:19 AM »
you call that tree little  :o :o :o ;D  I feel sorry for the truck   if you got caught with that tree on that truck here in ny state they would throw the book at you and throw the key away at the same time  :D :D :D but I like the pics  :)

He's just over 36" dbh and 28' long. The truck is legal with 10t and 26'... So I'm 24" over length, and definitely not overweight.... Well except for the stack of little guys I had packed around him to take up the slack to the bolsters. :D

He's a "good" maple.... Big enough to be worth the headache, not that big he's a problem child. A big maple will run at 5' dbh and twice that length. You can dock them back but at that girth even 20 foot lengths are  big enough to break things.
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« Reply #456 on: July 18, 2015, 03:16:59 AM »
Are you wanting 28' lumber from that log?  Must, or you would have bucked it shorter.
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« Reply #457 on: July 18, 2015, 04:21:52 AM »
Are you wanting 28' lumber from that log?  Must, or you would have bucked it shorter.

20's. But I'd blown a hose on the top clamp of the loader,and anything under 8'6" falls straight through between the fork tynes if you can't pin it with the clamp.
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« Reply #458 on: July 30, 2015, 07:49:58 PM »
We've still been cleaning up from a storm over a year ago.  The softwood that was blown over is unmarketable now but many of the hardwood and poplar blew over rootball and all so they are still in relatively good shape. Although it has been a real pain to clean up, the storm has convinced a lot of landowners that their woodlot may not live forever which has helped with keeping lots of work ahead

 

Parts of the woodlot we are currently working on was a Christmas tree plantation nearly 40 years ago.  Relatively heavy stand of balsam fir.  The parts still standing are averaging 35 - 40 cords/acre.

 
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« Reply #459 on: July 31, 2015, 12:27:33 AM »
Wow, 35-40 an acre is a lot for balsam.
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