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Big Macro coming down

Discussion in 'Picture Forum' started by Kiwi78, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Kiwi78

    Kiwi78 ArboristSite Member

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    Hi there, the Macrocarpa here is considered medium as far as a hardwood is concerned, it dries quite light but is very strong. Macrocarpa is an imported tree here from central coast California but grows more densely in New Zealand apparently. Yes some of our native timbers here are extremely hard Rimu for example when dry needs to be drilled to put nails of any size into it!
     
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    I was informed last night that the attempt to transplant some of Australian eucalypsis {sic] in California ended up with unexpected results. Hope was to have a strong stout wood as is found down under. What grew on the west coast was not as desired; it was a softer easily shattered and kind of punky if IIRC. Thank you for helping my learning process
     
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    My pleasure, another little bit of information for your learning process, lumping us Kiwis (New Zealanders) in with Australians is like me calling you a Canadian LOL. Australia do have some extremely hard woods over there Jarrah being one of the toughest euchs aling with the Redgum. Another tough NZ timber I never mentioned is Matai, like the Rimu it needs to be drilled before nailing or screwing, even fence staples won't go in 1\4"
     
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    Kiwi78 ArboristSite Member

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    Haha "hoser" yes i have heard that term a couple of times when visiting Austin Texas a couple of years back, I see you are from Missouri, I nearly moved there 9 years ago for a contract to assist the conversion of 4 dairy farms in Carthage, awesome state!!!
     
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    20161101_132001.jpg another pic of a mac slab.
     
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    20161101_160605.jpg and another
     
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    Wow thats perty . In post 11 where is the wood bloks the stickers are made of come from . I had a friend give me a stack of bloks milled like that ,all different kinds of wood .
     
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    They are just packing blocks used to strap packs of timber together at the mill ready for transport to local timber yards. They discard them once the packs are cut open for sale. I then swoop in before they get thrown out, its treated pine
     
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    You can call me a Canadian, just don't call me a Yank. I live below the Mason/Dixon Line, LOL. Joe:)
     
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    What a monster, glad it didnt just go for firewood, those slabs look nice!
     

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