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rarefish383

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Went out and got another load. I didnt realize how many small trees were down. I cut up 6-7, 10-12 ", 50-60 footers. Didnt get any of the bigger ones. Played logger junior, skidded all the logs over to the trailer. Had a snatch block 6 foot up on a small tree. Pulled the logs up in the air, put blocks under them, marked and cut. For those that dull up their saws in the woods, this is 2 days of cutting downed trees and both saws are out of the box sharp. Ready for more. 20191101_103944.jpg 20191101_103944.jpg 20191101_104023.jpg 20191101_133415.jpg
 
thewoodlands

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The first two pics are some storm damaged popple, one went into the woods and the other was in the trail which I cleared. The rest of the pictures are from a storm damaged maple, I did get some of it home, hopefully the rest will get back here tomorrow.

We had more storm damage with some nice hemlocks that bit the dust.

I picked up a parts saw and took the carb out of a three year old 290 and put it in the 310 the day of the storm, the 310 with the old carb would run for twenty minutes and then start acting up but with the newer carb in it, I ran it all day today without any problems.
 

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thewoodlands

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The first three pics are on the lot the I do most of my cutting of firewood and the rest are from around the house. Some I'll take care of and hopefully mother nature will bring down the widow maker.

I still need to check about four more areas and two of those are the highest in elevation that we have, I'm sure we'll have more damage from those areas.
 

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rarefish383

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The first two pics are some storm damaged popple, one went into the woods and the other was in the trail which I cleared. The rest of the pictures are from a storm damaged maple, I did get some of it home, hopefully the rest will get back here tomorrow.

We had more storm damage with some nice hemlocks that bit the dust.

I picked up a parts saw and took the carb out of a three year old 290 and put it in the 310 the day of the storm, the 310 with the old carb would run for twenty minutes and then start acting up but with the newer carb in it, I ran it all day today without any problems.
Not sure where you Are? Around here Popple is a pretty generic name for a bunch of stuff like Tulip Poplar, Aspen, almost any fast growing hard wood. Tulip Poplar is worth bringing home. Aspen I leave in the woods. I'm not a wood snob by nature, it's just all of my Oaks are dying. So i give all of the other stuff away. What kind of Popple do you have? Is it worth keeping?
 
thewoodlands

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Not sure where you Are? Around here Popple is a pretty generic name for a bunch of stuff like Tulip Poplar, Aspen, almost any fast growing hard wood. Tulip Poplar is worth bringing home. Aspen I leave in the woods. I'm not a wood snob by nature, it's just all of my Oaks are dying. So i give all of the other stuff away. What kind of Popple do you have? Is it worth keeping?
I was told that it's actually Bigtooth Aspen, the stuff that came down was rotting so that's why I left it in the woods.
 
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I was told that it's actually Bigtooth Aspen, the stuff that came down was rotting so that's why I left it in the woods.
Thanks, even though I had my Md Tree Experts license, I know little of what grows on the other side of the hill. I did a search for Popple and they said there are 25-30 species in that family. I see you are in NY, on my tablet it doesn't show folks location.
 
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Well the EAB got my only Ash, and it was right next to my splitting area. I hung a snatch block in the Oak next to where I split and pulled most of the log up to the flat land. As soon as I find my cell I'll post a couple pics. After I bucked up the Ash, I took down a maple for a friend. I was joking with him that I don't let people take video's of me working, they always wind up on youtube with the tree on the house. This one was over the house, but had a big tree in the opposite direction to put a snatch block on. I put the rope in the top, rigged the snatch block and bull line. Put a perfect notch in it and hinged it right over. I asked how the video looked. He said he didn't take it because I told him not to. I told him I was just kidding because of all the youtube tree fails, but it was too late, no pics.
 
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I had a late start today but I was able to get another load of maple rounds back home and split enough that I finished stacking this face cord.

I'll have to sure up the right t-post and finish that side, I think there are pine roots on that end so it might not be possible.
 

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I put this in a different thread and just realized it was 4 years old. So I figured I should put it in a current thread that others are actually looking at. My first time, I apologize for the double post in advance. I erased the words from the other post. I will add pictures of my hoarder's stash of kindling.

This is my first full year with firewood. This is my first go-around with stacking oak firewood. I already figured out improvements I can make but won't be able to do until the racks are emptied. This is three years' worth, this winter and the following two. I was only planning on having this year and next years but after reading others' comments on the amount to have I figured it was a good idea.

I made wood frames and stapled pieces of a tarp to cover the current years' wood. As the wood gets used I move the top cover down with the pile. I have 3 of these per 12' for weight purposes and variations the height of the pile. I took a bunch of pine needles and mounded them on the ground where the rainwater drips off. Before this, the water would splash up and soak the bottom few rows. I was going to make another 12 of these to cover the second main row of firewood but am now comfortable with only covering the top a year in advance.

Moving forward I am going to raise the rows of firewood racks up off the ground using concrete blocks for multiple reasons. One, it allows air to pass beneath and hopefully limit the creepy crawlies. Two, the rain will not splash up on the bottom rows of wood. Three, snow will not bury the bottom rows.

I made the mistake of stacking the wood for year three too close together. Within two weeks I had a lot of mold growth in the section where the two rows were close to each other. I had to move the wood around and at this point decided to use concrete blocks to raise the racks off of the ground. This is the reason I have rows running multiple directions and disorganized. I also decided to add another 1/2 cord to my yearly plan which added an extra 1.5 cords (3-year plan).

If anyone sees something that could be improved please feel free, you won't hurt my feelings. I was married once too!
 

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This came down when we had the high winds , hopefully by the end of the week that area looks cleaner.

Pic 9828 is the tree after the high winds took it down and the rest are from today.
 

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