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: Poll: Christmas tree  (Read 13792 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ron Wenrich

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 14150
  • Age: 72
  • Location: Jonestown, PA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Poll: Christmas tree
« on: December 12, 2006, 06:56:58 PM »
I'm talking about your main tree in your home.  Poll expires some time after Christmas. 
Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Offline breederman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1274
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Unadilla, upstate New York
  • Gender: Male
  • getting by the best way I know how
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 07:11:00 PM »
We will have three real ones this year, the out side one is up and running already, and I expect the others will go up when the twins get home from college in a few days. :) Lord knows how many small trees are scattered around the house! over twenty I am sure.  Wooden ones, glass ones, fake pine ones, some made out of who knows what. :D  Even got a fake one in the bathroom :D
Together we got this !

Offline bedway

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1070
  • Location: northwest pa. south of erie
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 07:48:36 PM »
Artificial,,but looks real!!!,,,,,,bedway

Offline metalspinner

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3519
  • Location: Maryville, TN
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 07:49:19 PM »
We finally bought an artificial tree this year.  I was reluctant to do so, but the hassle of a real one was starting to get to me.  Now my wife is burning a pine scented candle to give us the scent of a fresh cut tree. :D :D :D
I do what the little voices in my wife's head tell me to do.

Offline Mike_Barcaskey

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 346
  • Age: 56
  • Location: western Pennsylvania
  • Gender: Male
  • professional outdoorsman
    • Share Post
    • my PA Ag Map Page
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 07:53:15 PM »
not only is it real, but we grow 'em ourselves
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 49950
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • I know that I do not know.
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006, 07:57:12 PM »
Ours has a real cedar trunk but fake branches and little (real wood) toys for ornaments. Can't take the chance with Stacy's alergies and past breathing problems to have a real tree.

This is it. We put it up today.

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 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: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2006, 08:06:06 PM »
 We need a (other) category  ;) . Ours is real but its a branch,one yr it was a dogwood.This yr maple  ;D .
Ed K

Offline Daren

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1122
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Central Illinois
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • nelsonwoodworks
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2006, 08:19:49 PM »
No tree this year, but we usually go real tree. The best one was the first year we lived in an old victorian with a 14' high entry foyer. We had a big glass door and windows all around the foyer so the wife wanted as big a tree as we could get so people could see it driving up. I will admit it was very pretty with the 100's of silver/gold bows she made and white lights and all... but it was like a logging job. In the middle of the tree farm a 14' tree looked kinda big, but trying to get that thing in the front door was a real trip. :D It didn't look so big outside, inside it was huge. We scaled back abit the next year  ::)
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Offline ohsoloco

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2044
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Bellefonte, PA
  • Gender: Male
  • Can we stay outside and play in the sawdust?
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2006, 08:41:46 PM »
I don't have a Christmas tree in my house, but if I did it would be a real one.  Maybe now that the dog is getting older I could do it, but the past two years she looked at my parents' tree like her personal dog toy holder  :D

Offline pigman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3991
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Northern Kentucky, Ky, USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006, 09:48:08 PM »
Ron, you need another catagory. My wife has already put up two artificial trees and we will put up a real tree when I get a round tuit.  Our real tree will be an ERC that we will cut from our farm, po folks you know. I was 30 before I found out what we called Christmas trees were actually ERC. ::) A few years ago, because of my procrastinating, my wife and teenage chrilden got the Christmas tree. 8)  It was a  nice 12ft blue spruce. When I asked the wife why they bought a tree she just laughed. It was not until the next day that I discovered that our nice blue spruce in the back yard had disappeared. :o  I guess I had better get a tree tomorrow, we only have one blue spruce left. ;D


Bob
Things turn out best for people who make the best of how things turn out.

Offline Paul_H

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6693
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Enderby,BC
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2006, 09:52:55 PM »
We buy a tree from either the Lions Club or the Cubs/Scouts.The trees are always Douglas Fir cut from beneath the powerline right of way.I like the smell of the crushed needles.
eg  tregar  meste  p  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

Offline Tom

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 25838
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Toms Saw
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 09:56:14 PM »
We got some spruce boughs from a neighbors tree.  I'm going to crush them and put some in rubbing alcohol.  I figure the evaporation of the alcohol will make the house smell like spruce for several days.   Do you reckon it will work?
extinct

Offline Paul_H

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 6693
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Enderby,BC
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2006, 09:58:44 PM »
It might smell like a bunkhouse  :D
eg  tregar  meste  p  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

Offline farmerdoug

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2125
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Fargo, MI USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 10:08:50 PM »
Tom,

That just may work but I would be careful of open flames also. :-\

Of course you may also wake up on a piece of cardboard with a pin stuck in you like the butterflies we use to collect and gas for school.  :o So maybe that will not be a good idea.

Farmerdoug
Doug
Truck Farmer/Greenhouse grower
2001 LT40HDD42 Super with Command Control and AccuSet, 42 hp Kubota diesel
Fargo, MI

Offline Peakebrook

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 90
  • Location: Woodstock, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2006, 10:10:11 PM »
Concolor fir, the needles hold forever.  Good market for live trees as well.
WM LT40SH with Cat 51, JD 210, JD 280, JD 450G, Cat 311

Offline Bro. Noble

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 3760
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Drury, Missouri
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2006, 10:11:07 PM »
Now if you had a wooley dog,  you could rub some of that mixture into it's coat and it would not only deoderize  the dog,  but would spread the holiday aroma throughout your house.  You're family will love you ;)  I'm not sure rubbing alcohol would be good for the dog though-----might should use food grade alcohol :D :D

We always cut our own tree,  usually a cedar and also made at least one gumdrop tree for the house and often two or three to give away.  I still like to make gumdrop trees and look forward to being able to help grandkids make them.  That kind of stuff is what makes Christmas 8) 8)
milking and logging and sawing and milking

Offline Tom

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 25838
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Toms Saw
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2006, 10:15:56 PM »
Noble,
I've got some potent rum.  Wonder if that would work.

Farmerdoug,
I hadn't considered the fire aspect.  Guess I need to be careful

Gael has got some little red-shirted, bearded dolls laying around with straight pins stuck in them.  Do you reckon she plans to put me in a collection? :D :D

extinct

Offline Michigan Mike

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Kalamazoo
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2006, 10:28:03 PM »
We have a real tree. This year it is a blue spruce.   I quess I should have inspected it a little better because after I cut it it didn't fall.  I got to looking  at it and right at the base there was another stem (trunk)?  So I cut that one too. When we got back to pay for it the owner said I could get another if I wanted but I figured I cut it I bought it. Really it was a pretty tree. Thirty five bucks for a seven foot tree. Whats that figure out  price per board foot :)   Mike

Offline Furby

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 7976
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Gender: Male
  • Blurb....
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2006, 10:34:46 PM »
They have a hard time giving them away at some U-cut places.
The place my folks went to the last several years was getting overgrown.
Several years back they were $15, then $10, I belive some were $5 last year and they had started to cut and burn.
This year they put up the fake tree.

Offline Bro. Noble

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 3760
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Drury, Missouri
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Poll: Christmas tree
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2006, 10:39:52 PM »
Tom,  just to be on the safe side,  I'd suggest you and the dog both try about a half pint of that rum (applied internally) just to make sure that it doesn't cause any bad reactions :D :D  You could forget the crushed needles and tell your family that you and the dog are giving the place a 'fruitcake' atmosphere :D :D  Your family will just adore you,  trust me 8) 8)
milking and logging and sawing and milking


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
Poll:  12-19-04:  Christmas tree

Started by Ron Wenrich on Poll Archive

0 Replies
1011 Views
Last post December 19, 2004, 05:50:21 PM
by Ron Wenrich
xx
Poll: Christmas decorations

Started by Ron Wenrich on Poll Archive

52 Replies
14362 Views
Last post December 25, 2006, 06:26:20 PM
by Donna
xx
Christmas Tree or Holiday Tree

Started by nyforester on General Board

84 Replies
15545 Views
Last post December 05, 2005, 10:12:03 PM
by Kirk_Allen
xx
Our old new Christmas Tree

Started by Jeff on General Board

14 Replies
2430 Views
Last post December 27, 2008, 06:01:57 PM
by SwampDonkey
 


Powered by EzPortal