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  1. Flint Mitch

    Flint Mitch Pinnacle OPE Member

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    We recently purchased a house, and the previous owner shot up 2 of the large trees. One is an oak and I'm not sure on the other. Both seem healthy currently but I'm not really sure how long ago it happened. I'd like to keep these trees around if possible. But if they fall there's a good chance my house will get hit[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Don't think that it will bother them at all. The tree wi likely just heal and grow right over those holes.

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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Other one looks like a beech
     
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    They should be just fine. Did the projectiles penetrate all the way through? Seems unlikely due to the size of the trunks.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Years ago a hedge tree that was shot at at my buddy's place split after taking a couple 1000 rounds.
     
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    Flint Mitch Pinnacle OPE Member

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    No it appears to be handgun rounds and probably only penetrated a couple inches

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    sawman1900 Old wrench hand.

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    Lead poisoning kill's a lot of things................
     
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    They should be ok! I live next to a fort that still practices with live rounds and they still put their timber for sale for purchase! The trees are okay in the logs would be fine but trying to sell them to a sawmill is hard because they have ammunition in them! I will not bid on them because of that!
     
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    They should be ok. You can see in the pic they have new growth where they are healing. That a typical response from a healthy tree. Just keep an eye on the wounds, they should heal within a few years. Is the beech a fagus sylvatica or a fagus grandifolia? Neither heal well and are succeptible to heartwood rot, the grandifolia is a little worse at healing. The oak should heal fine, just keep an eye on the beech. Something like agri-fos or reliant applied( at proper ratio with pentrabark) as a bark drench(spring and early fall) would definitely benefit both trees.
     
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    EvilRoySlade What’s my line?

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    Big concern in Michigan is beech bark disease or so it’s been called. Essentially it’s a combo of fungus and open wounds, usually bugs but your case ammunition. It’s pretty much decimated the beech in northern Michigan and seems to be moving south. Telltale sign is seeing white spots on the bark. In just a couple years you’ll have the tree snap midway up in a wind storm.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Ft. Reilly sells wood?
     
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    They put walnut out for bid once in a while! It tons of control about when you can cut and accesss and things! Not hardly worth it
     
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