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Author Topic: Another Hickory Tree down  (Read 542 times)

Offline Gutshot

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Another Hickory Tree down
« on: May 15, 2018, 08:11:38 AM »
Well the storms have claimed another Hickory Tree at camp, there are only two left after this last set of passing storms. We didn't have a tornado but there were 80-90 mph straight line winds that took down hundreds of trees and had the power out for nearly 3 days in the mountains of north central PA. I have spent nearly 20 hours of running the chainsaw and burning branches and cleaning up until the old body couldn't take it anymore. I will get after it again this week when I return.
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 11:05:18 AM »
I heard from my buddy it was really bad up there. You only do what you can do Gut it will still be there tomorrow do it then. Up sid eis you got some good meat smoking wood that should last a good long while.
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 11:36:56 AM »
those big trees take a lot of time and sweat. be safe
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 01:21:30 PM »
I heard from my buddy it was really bad up there. You only do what you can do Gut it will still be there tomorrow do it then. Up sid eis you got some good meat smoking wood that should last a good long while.
Just got news that there was a tornado touch down in the Saint Mary's, Kersey areas, with lots of trees down again.
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 03:02:03 PM »
Like Yari said, lots of work ahead of you, but I will have to admit, there is something satisfying about looking at a freshly stacked rick of wood.  Be safe and good luck with the hard work ahead of you.  By the way, do you have a front-end loader available at camp?  They are extremely handy when cutting trees.

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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 04:11:10 PM »
Like Yari said, lots of work ahead of you, but I will have to admit, there is something satisfying about looking at a freshly stacked rick of wood.  Be safe and good luck with the hard work ahead of you.  By the way, do you have a front-end loader available at camp?  They are extremely handy when cutting trees.
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 04:55:31 PM »
Just looking at the pictures makes my back hurt... @--0--0105

Just take you time and you'll get it done. That hickory is some of the best firewood but it's a bugger to split until it dries. I had a huge oak blown down last year and it took me awhile. This getting old sure is not for sissies!!!
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 07:41:00 PM »
Just looking at the pictures makes my back hurt... @--0--0105

Just take you time and you'll get it done. That hickory is some of the best firewood but it's a bugger to split until it dries. This getting old sure is not for sissies!!!

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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 08:51:57 AM »
Mother nature teaching us a life lesson. The years of growing can be taken out in one instance.

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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 12:00:15 PM »
I heard from my buddy it was really bad up there. You only do what you can do Gut it will still be there tomorrow do it then. Up sid eis you got some good meat smoking wood that should last a good long while.

Was thinking the same thing on smoking meat.

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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2018, 09:00:15 AM »
Well I'm finally home from camp, they hickory is all cut up and the back yard is cleared. I have logged 21 hours on the old Stihl chainsaw and many more hours of cleanup and log stacking over the past two weeks at camp. I also got in many hours of fishing and turkey hunting, which all paid off for me. I will have more pictures and stories to post as soon as I get the honey do list cut down to a manageable page or two. Standby  @--0--0116
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2018, 04:57:25 PM »
I had a huge oak come down on my WTI clover a few years ago. many hours of cutting, splitting and hauling on that tree. I still have 4-5 years of wood left on that one tree.

now you get the reward from the tress. enjoy
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2018, 09:29:45 PM »
gee just two hours away and nope did not call me to come down and help   


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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2018, 07:43:27 AM »
Mother nature teaching us a life lesson. The years of growing can be taken out in one instance.
The best we could count was 142 rings in the main trunk of the tree, it has been around for a long time. There are still two more shag bark hickory trees still standing and guessing they are around the same age.
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Re: Another Hickory Tree down
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2018, 08:14:47 AM »
I know cutting up a downed tree can be a lot of work, but taking one down can be very stressful.  Btw, I still have some oak from a tree in my front yard.  It was taken down in 2004, and the stack of rough sawn boards are neatly resting in my barn.  I have made end tables and a coffee table with it.  Next project is a country style dining room table and benches, for my oldest daughter.
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