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tomf
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Big tree came down today. photos

I had a big tree that died and it had to come down, we cut it down today. It is my neighbor neighbor climbing the tree and cutting it he know what he is doing, I do not climb trees and cut them.

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WOW, that is one huge tree. Your neighbor climbing it while cutting put it in perspective. So, what is the plan for the lumber since there are a lot of board feet in that trunk?

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He does this as a side job and knows what he is doing. If I had a place to drop the tree I would have cut it my self. I am good at constrution and wiring so I will return the favor as he needs to wire his barn. Out here people work together and help each other, I have very good neighbors.

I may have it cut in to beams or sell it or make firewood out of it, I have to decide. One of my neigbors cut some big trees where his new house went and used the lumber in the house. He had a portable mill come in then. To bad It was not still here as I could have had the guy mill the logs for me. I did get some of the saw dust from the mill for my garden allthough.

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Was that a Doug fir? Clearly, from the presence of the gear he's using, your friend does this sort of thing often. :)

I remember being told that Doug firs were very dangerous to climb without proper gear, because the limbs are brittle and break off easily. You can't trust them to support your weight. I learned that when I discovered my son, at the age of 12, about 40 feet up the neighbor's big old Doug fir, rescuing one of their kittens. Needless to say, he wasn't using any safety gear. (Reasons why parents end up with gray hair! :roll: )
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Yes it was a Doug Fir, kids are crazy, it is some thing we live past childhood.

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Tom,

I don't know if you folks in Oregon keep up with the latest trends, but I noticed the axe leaning against the tree. Are you aware of "Chain Saws"? They do pollute the air and make a lot of noise, but they are much easier on old bones and muscles than a hand axe. :D

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Ted I got me one of them there fancy chain saws; the guy at the store said it could cut way more wood. It was not even as good so I took it back and told him so. He pulled on a rope and it made a funny noise. I asked him what that noise was. :roll: :lol:

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