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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #500 on: August 22, 2015, 10:20:20 PM »
That's quite the find out in the woods..  :o

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« Reply #501 on: August 22, 2015, 10:21:54 PM »
BargeMonkey,

You say yer pics aren't forestry, but I disagree.  Now I don't know keel from rudder, but I do know value added wood products, and there's a ton (or whack depending on measurement) of blocking under them big ships.

Gotta be someone somewhere that would love to supply those beasts!  Markets are just under your nose sometimes  8)

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« Reply #502 on: August 22, 2015, 11:11:55 PM »
BargeMonkey,

You say yer pics aren't forestry, but I disagree.  Now I don't know keel from rudder, but I do know value added wood products, and there's a ton (or whack depending on measurement) of blocking under them big ships.

Gotta be someone somewhere that would love to supply those beasts!  Markets are just under your nose sometimes  8)

 I've tried. Alot of big PA mills compete for the wood down here. I shipped 4 lds of hemlock for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel project but that's as far as I've gotten into NYC. Talking about sending some bundled wood to the Hamptons, working out the details on that.

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« Reply #503 on: August 23, 2015, 09:18:31 AM »
years ago I was about 16 and got involved with a guy in putting wood in the man hole cover in the city for a bakery never again what a pain everyone gets paid off    the  :-X  gets a big chunk as they close the street    don't remember what part of the city it was in but people are scary acting/looking down there :D

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« Reply #504 on: August 23, 2015, 11:32:37 AM »
 
 
A little urban logging from this past week.
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« Reply #505 on: August 23, 2015, 03:36:53 PM »
 Handy looking truck, we had one like that yrs ago we would load with a track loader in a pit you would back into.

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« Reply #506 on: August 23, 2015, 11:52:41 PM »
Handy looking truck, we had one like that yrs ago we would load with a track loader in a pit you would back into.
It's a nice truck for sure! We have standards that slide in and extend it about 3 more feet higher. Me and my grandfather use to haul up to 18 tons at a time on it to the mill. She is slow but gets the job done!
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« Reply #507 on: August 24, 2015, 07:32:07 AM »
 

 

Been cutting white pines big big big. My photo editing makes it look old school but this pic was from no more than 2 weeks ago on my cell phone.
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« Reply #508 on: August 24, 2015, 08:39:27 PM »
 Nice WP adds up quick.  ;D. I enjoy seeing the pictures, spent portions of my childhood sitting on a 450B.

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« Reply #509 on: August 24, 2015, 09:04:05 PM »
I'll take a trailer load of straight, clean 52 footers, 18" + on the small end. :D
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« Reply #510 on: August 24, 2015, 09:04:31 PM »
Last fall we processed some big White and Red pine. Cutting 16 and 18' lengths really adds up in a hurry. I'd like to cut some again.


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« Reply #511 on: August 24, 2015, 11:02:59 PM »
 I have friends who live out near Fairhaven and Cape cod and I drool at the pine driving out by them. We can find it but it's kind of scattered. Mills down my way don't pay anything for it, I couldn't give red pine away in January, was smaller stuff and I left it.

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« Reply #512 on: August 25, 2015, 06:22:41 AM »
Nice size logs. I had some white pine on my land that was an easy 3 feet across. Most are gone to the sawmill now. They was old and time to go.
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« Reply #513 on: August 25, 2015, 07:39:39 AM »
Been taking some fat girls out of our woodlot too... Doesn't take many trees to make a load!

  

 

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« Reply #514 on: August 25, 2015, 02:44:28 PM »
 Here in the Chippewa National Forest in the 60's we cut all the big White Pine on our timber sales. They said it had a disease and they wanted to stop it. I wish i would have counted the big White pine that i cut in the 60's and 70's. The biggest White pine i cut, the first 12' log had a 1000 feet in it. It was all the C5-D wanted. I cut it just south of Lost Lake, it was a ground shaker. I like to watch them when there falling, its like slow motion until they hit the ground. I gave many Porcupines a ride down to the ground. I can't believe they don't get hurt, they just waddle away. 
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« Reply #515 on: August 25, 2015, 06:29:01 PM »
We  got to cut some fatties last winter as well.  This one was around 125 years old. The bottom log on the forwarder was over 1100 ft

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« Reply #516 on: August 25, 2015, 06:35:31 PM »
Been taking some fat girls out of our woodlot too... Doesn't take many trees to make a load!

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Those are some good size logs. Great looking 518 too!

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« Reply #517 on: August 25, 2015, 08:19:54 PM »
Been taking some fat girls out of our woodlot too... Doesn't take many trees to make a load!

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Those are some good size logs. Great looking 518 too!

That's a good buddy of mine's 518.  Been well cared for.  The WP harvest is a bit much for me and my tractor, so I hired in a cable crew.  I sure do like watching those big sons of guns tip over though!

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« Reply #518 on: August 27, 2015, 06:59:09 PM »
Here in the Chippewa National Forest in the 60's we cut all the big White Pine on our timber sales. They said it had a disease and they wanted to stop it. I wish i would have counted the big White pine that i cut in the 60's and 70's. The biggest White pine i cut, the first 12' log had a 1000 feet in it...

That does help explain the near absence of white pine on the Chip. I'm guessing they took a different (and more correct) approach on the Superior. Just yesterday I measured one that was 42" DBH near Echo Lake. This whole conversation reminds me that humans are the greatest limiting factor when it comes to growing large trees.

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« Reply #519 on: August 27, 2015, 07:39:52 PM »
"cut all the big White Pine on our sales" doesn't mean all the big White Pine. :)

State of WI had a large 300 yr old stand of big White pine on the Flambeau River State Forest, when a straight line wind came through (believe it was 1976) and took it all down. So "correct" way to do it is subject to the weather, and not just humans.  IMO.
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