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Author Topic: First time chainsaw owner seeks land clearing advice.  (Read 14674 times)

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Re: First time chainsaw owner seeks land clearing advice.
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2006, 10:59:40 AM »
If you let the juniper dry, then chip, you can make some good mulching material if you need it.

You might want to save the male junipers and cut the females, the one with berries, cuts down on seed production in the future.
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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Re: First time chainsaw owner seeks land clearing advice.
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2006, 10:22:40 PM »
None of them seem to have any berries right now.  Is there another way to tell what sex it is?

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Re: First time chainsaw owner seeks land clearing advice.
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2006, 07:45:36 AM »
If the ground under the tree has lots of berries it may be female.  If there are no berries then it is male or some critter likes ashe juniper berriers a lot.

Actual they are not berries, but very tiny cones.
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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Re: First time chainsaw owner seeks land clearing advice.
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2006, 06:07:23 PM »
Hey Tex,

You asked a sincere and superb question.

Two things from me:

Always know where the tip of your bar is.  ALWAYS!  That is the primary source of kickback and the primary danger the saw presents.

I really liked the thread "Listening to God" as it was a good reminder.  I find my errors occuring when I am tired.  First it will be a mis-step, then a tree won't fall right or my bar gets pinched.  If I am paying attention and not worried about sweat in my eyes or my aching back, I cut safely and efficiently.  When I am tired, the little mistakes start.  I "listen to God" and take a break or do something else for a while.  The financial and emotional cost of an injury and subsequent recovery is profound.  I have been lucky so far ( nicked chaps, cut boots, close calls).  I am working to gain experience, stay smart and not count on luck.  I hope you will do the same.

Kendall


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