The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Dynamic Green Products Inc.





Author Topic: Timing  (Read 2235 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline gizmodust

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Age: 68
  • Location: South Haven, Mich.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Timing
« on: December 10, 2006, 03:11:41 PM »
A question for all you dust eatin' jacks out there.  I live in the mid-west (Michigan) and want to know when is the best time to cut wild cherry or black cherry?  Some say it doesn't matter and others almost have a melt down.  So, when is it? :-\  Oh,yeah, cutting for saw logs and veneer.
Always liked wood with alot of character

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 49952
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • I know that I do not know.
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Timing
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 03:47:26 PM »
What are you cutting it for? I mean is it for firewood, sawlogs, veneer?
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.
Ezekiel 22:30

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 30490
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Timing
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2006, 06:18:38 PM »
When the price is up.  :D I just want to welcome you to the forum.Don't have hardly any cherry on my land.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline gizmodust

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Age: 68
  • Location: South Haven, Mich.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Timing
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2006, 07:14:52 PM »
I'm a custom sawyer and have people asking me when the best time to cut.  One guy wants to build a house and wants all his floors done in cherry.  I told him best time to cut is when he has the energy.
Always liked wood with alot of character

Offline dutchman

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 329
  • Age: 69
  • Location: White Oak, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawyer SW PA TimberHarvester 30HT
    • Share Post
Re: Timing
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2006, 07:41:14 PM »
Cherry can be cut anytime , but if you saw in the heat you'll lose
some boards just keeping the cant flat on the mill, also you'll want
to get the lumber kiln dried to keep the bugs out.
Saw in the fall (lower temps) you can air dry without much loss.
Lumber loses moisture over the winter here in PA. and is much easier to
take care of.

Offline Tom

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 25838
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Toms Saw
Re: Timing
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 07:52:41 PM »
Putting other things aside, I think the most important thing about felling in cool weather is the lack of insects and the minimization of insect damage.

There are concerns of which I'm not familiar, like access to the trees, Deep snow, ice, frozen logs, etc.  But, winter does away with those summertime concerns like borers, mold and stain.
extinct

Offline Ron Wenrich

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 14154
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Jonestown, PA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Timing
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 08:36:28 PM »
Late spring to early summer cutting will allow the risk of borers that will cause the gum streaks in any cherry left to grow.  They get into the slash, which is a good nesting site.  Then, they get into the trees.
Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Offline Ed_K

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3232
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Leyden,Ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • Leave it better than you found it. Ed_K
    • Share Post
Re: Timing
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 08:28:39 PM »
 Thanks Ron, thats a piece of info I needed to know. I wondered about leaf wilt to wildlife  also, as I know it will kill cattle. So on my thinning operation I left the cherry till now, glad I did.
Ed K

Offline gizmodust

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Age: 68
  • Location: South Haven, Mich.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Timing
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 11:02:12 AM »
Thanks for all the good info.  :D  It's amazing how much you can learn from only one question.  That explains why one of the trees I cut went crazy.  One cut held steady clear through and the next was shallow in the middle.  I'm partial to air drying.  I've been using a  solution of water and bleach for bacteria and insect control.  It's been effective.  I'm kind of slow getting a post up, but I'll be back.  Thanks again for all your info.  Really apprecitate it. 8)
Always liked wood with alot of character


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Timing of harvest

Started by loggerman1959 on Ask The Forester

3 Replies
606 Views
Last post August 20, 2018, 09:16:00 PM
by mike_belben
xx
Timing on White Pine

Started by True North on Sawmills and Milling

5 Replies
1303 Views
Last post April 13, 2010, 10:20:43 AM
by Doug_D
xx
Timber Framing Timing

Started by scshaw on Timber Framing/Log construction

9 Replies
1409 Views
Last post February 11, 2015, 11:24:59 AM
by vtframer
question
Timing an Onan engine

Started by Bro. Noble on General Board

2 Replies
1909 Views
Last post February 28, 2007, 10:41:22 PM
by sawdust
 


Powered by EzPortal