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  1. odin

    odin 100% noodle arms

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    Trees?? I was thinkin' sagebrush!!!

    Seriously though, two things come to mind. One, milling (there's a bit I'd like to do). And two, cottonwood. I don't really care to burn it, but have a couple of friends who would like some down. And I have no desire to put my 70cc to that much abuse. :crybaby2:
     
  2. odin

    odin 100% noodle arms

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    And to all you sumbitches posting pics and vids of giant oaks and chit, GFY!!!

    There ain't nothin' wrong with burnin' sagebrush... nothin'...
     
  3. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    The cottonwood ain't that hard lol.
     
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    maulhead Pinnacle OPE Member

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    I've seen CL ads in eastern WY & CO advertising cottonwood as hard wood....LOL

    I cut this entire cottonwood down, stump and all, with a 461 wearing a 28" bar. Was a big stump.....

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  5. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    It's all about perspective.

    Do you have osage orange aka hedge out your way ?
     
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    maulhead Pinnacle OPE Member

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    A little bit here and there yes. But you have to look for it, or know where to go. It's not close by. But I know where there is some. Have cut & hauled some home before.

    1st winter I lived here I burned a ton of cottonwood, because it was all I could find. 2nd winter was a mix of elm & cottonwood. I still burn cottonwood now and then, but try to avoid it.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    I should mail you guys a piece of shagbark hickory. Even worse than normal hickory. You’d send it back after one cut. Lol. Burns great though.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Oh buddy I should send you some hedge lol.
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Not much of that around here
     
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    odin 100% noodle arms

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    With friends like these... :patadaenwevs:
     
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  11. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Probably not. The only reason it's this far north from Texas was for its use as wind breaks after the dust bowl years. You can cut it and stick it right in the ground for fence posts, the chit just wont rot.
     
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    Those are huge growth rings!
    How old was that tree?
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    140 maybe. It was civil war era best I remember. I don’t know if any of it’s still sound enough to count again
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Pasture tree? They grow relatively fast. I counted over 70 growth rings in a 8-10” dead oak one time. It had been growing in the shade of the understory forest. 154 in a 2.5’ white ash, another forest growth.
     
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    mdavlee Hillbilly grinder

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    Pasture tree there. It was a survivor for some reason. The land was logged early 1900s.
     
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    Cottonwood done that way will very often leaf & branch next spring
     
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    The two I have owned have performed flawlessly, but I’m just a hack.

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  18. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    loggers had to take a break under something.

    who is using them for fence posts?
     
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    We cut several trees in our area that had musket balls in them, a rifle and bayonet in the center...
     
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    That’s cool. There’s a couple more that are bigger than that one there. I cut a football off another one that was a fence line tree that was over 60”.
     
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