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Offline upthecreek

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Downed Pine
« on: February 11, 2017, 07:24:22 PM »
The wind during the week took down a big ole pine on the edge of my grass. This is what it looked like this morning. The one that shared it's roots, just to the right, will come down as soon as I finish cleaning this mess up.



Tools for the day. I used the chete to clear the little stuff out of the way before I even got started. Piles of little stuff to smack me or to trip over. Worked great. I used the axe mainly after I was done sawing to chop the limbs to length so as I could toss them on the fire.



I was actually pretty amazed how much I got done. I figure the tree was about 80 feet. A little clean up tomorrow and I'm golden. Will be interesting how these two missing will effect my yard. I'll surely get much more morning sun.



I'm tired I notice. THe smell of wood smoke is comforting.

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 07:40:01 AM by upthecreek »
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Re: Downed Pine
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 08:21:01 PM »
Nice axe in that photo.

I had a big ash tree come down last year and it was a mess to clean out of the alfalfa field.  I see now I have one down by the driveway at the country road.  We will get some firewood out of it too. 
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Re: Downed Pine
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 07:12:36 AM »
Is there any other way to use an axe? or was that a Freudian slip!

Now we aren't going to have a lengthy discussion on whether you burn the woods down are we? (laughing)
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Re: Downed Pine
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 07:40:59 AM »
Dang typos! I'm happy to report the woods are still in good shape this morning.  :cheers:

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Re: Downed Pine
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 08:26:16 AM »
Tim, In that last photo is that the standing pine that needs to come down or the stump from the one that did fall? It looks like maybe the two were joined at the hip so to speak.
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Re: Downed Pine
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 08:40:41 AM »
That is the standing pine that needs to come down. The were joined at the bottom. Looks like bugs have gotten into the base. We're suppose to have really high winds through out the evening so I will not be surprised if the other is laying on the ground in the morning. least I got one mess cleaned up.

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Re: Downed Pine
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Well atleast they are back away from the house enough they aren't worrisome for you.  That's a good days work though buddy.  I like those days.  It's nice to see what you got done.  Using fun tools is nice too :)  good job!
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