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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #140 on: May 31, 2002, 07:14:41 pm »
John Deere 450G Crawler. There is often work to do after the timber harvest. One such task is to clean, grade, level, and seed the landings.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #141 on: June 02, 2002, 08:09:01 am »
Handwork. Handwork is sometimes needed for the finishing touch, especially where the landing access joins the County road.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #142 on: June 03, 2002, 03:40:12 pm »
Log Landing Becomes Wildlife Opening. The landing is seeded with a wildlife seed mixture to be maintained as a wildlife opening until the next harvest in 8-10 years.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2002, 02:35:29 pm »
Hagar the Horrible. The tree fights back.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #144 on: June 05, 2002, 07:59:08 am »
John Deere 450G Crawler. The "clean up" dozer. Access roads and connecting skid trails often need to be closed to prevent unwanted motortized vehicle access on the property after the timber harvest is completed.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #145 on: June 06, 2002, 08:39:38 pm »
The Living Forest.  "Good Forest Management"  may merit a sign.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #146 on: June 06, 2002, 08:45:58 pm »
How do get one of those signs?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #147 on: June 07, 2002, 08:12:11 am »
From the Michigan Resource Alliance, if they still have them. I got some from Eva Rice when the MFRA Office was in the UP at Crystal Falls.

I don't know where they're at now. Maybe Jeff knows or can round up a sign for you. Let me know if you locate any? Some landowners really like them as they publicize Sustainable Forestry and are good PR.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #148 on: June 07, 2002, 06:00:15 pm »
Red Pine Thinning. There is still hand work to be done on small jobs and/or sensitive areas.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #149 on: June 09, 2002, 09:29:07 am »



Unloading bush truck at dry sort.
The driver,Joe Seymour, is in his early 70's,with no plans to retire anytime soon.He was the Hook& Rigger that set up the Skyhook in the early 1950's.

My brother Don is running the loader.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #150 on: June 09, 2002, 09:40:33 am »
Hey guys, try making your pictures 300 to 350 pixels wide before optimizing. that way they are big enough to see, but still small enough to optimize and retain quality for the 15k limit.

I must be getting old, I cant hardly see em. :D
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #151 on: June 09, 2002, 10:22:50 am »


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #152 on: June 09, 2002, 10:48:32 am »
Cool pics guys. Whil I am at it, here is a tip that will help prevent future problems and a good rule of thumb when dealing with picture files for the internet, or anywhere for that matter.

When naming a file NEVER EVER use capital letters, spaces, or special charactors. They will give a web server fits.

example Mypicture #4.jpg  this breaks all 3 rules, and any one of them could or would cause a problem. The one special character that can be used without trouble is the underscore. Here is the way I would name this file.

my_picture4.jpg  or simply mypicture4.jpg

The uder score lest you make a discriptive name that is good for our gallery when trying to find the picture again.

Example: kevins_big_orange_mill.jpg is easier to find later then kevinsbigorangemill.jpg  and if you used Kevins big orange mill.jpg, you might never find it!
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #153 on: June 09, 2002, 11:57:49 am »
Jeff,is that why my picture showed up as an empty box at first?KW #2 should have been kw_log_truck2 or similar?

Also, I was using the Optimiser the hard way,not the right way.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #154 on: June 09, 2002, 12:09:09 pm »
Yup, sure is. I went in and changed the file name and then fixed your post. Thats why you see it now. Yes, that file name would work well. Discriptive and won't make a webserver hic-up. :)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #155 on: June 09, 2002, 04:34:37 pm »

View of drysort from millsite.




Steve,offbearer for the Mobile Dimension.The fir log on the mill,would only fetch pulp price,so it was milled into 7"x10"x 20' planks for RR.Some beautiful clear edge grain came of as well.We are hoping to mill more of our logs,but this is a trial run.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #156 on: June 09, 2002, 04:49:05 pm »
One of the sort machines (966C Cat) helping out the 763 Bobcat.
The logs in the sort are bush hauled in from different blocks.As far away as 30 miles,average 15-20 miles.The off-highway truck hauls 60-70 m3.The logs are sorted by grade&species,then shipped out on hwy.trucks 2 1/2 hour to the water.More and more of our logs are also heading over the pass to the interior mills.


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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #157 on: June 09, 2002, 08:58:04 pm »
That's quite a log 8)  Why only pulp price?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #158 on: June 09, 2002, 09:45:31 pm »
Greg,
It was "rough" because it grew next to a large slide tract.Being in the open,it had some pretty large limbs.It was too big at 52" inside bark,for our standard sawlog sort,And too rough for our premium oversize.There aren't to many mills aroud here that can take,or want the big ones. :-/

It was somewhere between 260-300 years old.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #159 on: June 11, 2002, 07:05:33 pm »
Red Pine Thinning. First thinning of red pine next to a golf course.


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