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Author Topic: Too bad it was a shell  (Read 1662 times)

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Offline CCC4

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Too bad it was a shell
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:12:10 am »
Video from today. The tree butted off at 8ft...cutting with 660 wearing a 20"

Thanks for viewing!




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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 04:19:02 am »
I'm jealous. No snow above the knees! Nice video thanks for posting.
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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 08:57:52 am »
I like that you cut them vines off first. so it cleaned up after 8 foot?

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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 09:38:40 am »
years ago we were cutting a 30" something up around Puxico, Missouri, with an old misery whip.  cut the wedge and it came out like a watermelon rind.  We discussed it for a while, and while discussing it, heard cracking coming from the stem.  We backed off and watched it fall, the stem had maybe a 2 inch sold wood around the stem.  We were not impressed.
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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 09:43:10 am »
Would make a nice culvert.

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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 03:36:23 pm »
Believe it or not ,if your in the right area their's a market for hollowed out butts.When i'm grinding stumps i'll take an 8" to 10"piece out of the butt if's clean without dirt,sell it to a couple of local landscapers,they place them in flower gardens,put flowers in them, mulch around them ,they look great.Ones mans trash is another mans treasure.Looks like you could get a few good chunks out of it.What was the hollowed diameter?

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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 05:34:14 pm »
WOW CCC4 you got some big ones!!!!!!! That looked a little too windy for my taste. Hats off to you.

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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 06:59:39 pm »
          had the same thing happen to me cutting a 4 ft black walnut down  , only about 6 inches of good wood around the outside  and some baby squirrels and racoons  living inside,  not a good day



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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 08:42:25 pm »
I like your winters a lot better than ours!

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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 09:53:06 pm »
We had a good sized cottonwood, 25-30" that was getting undercut by a primary draw channel, so we decided to take it down before it fell down. Cut out the face cut standing on a ladder, wedge fell out. only about 1.5" thick with wood. Decided not to die that day. Walked and told everybody to keep away until it drops, which shouldn't take long. :o
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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 11:11:39 am »
I run into a lot of big oak trees like the one in video. Often they have a saw scar from years ago where a previous logger bored in with bar and then walked away when they found them to be hollow . I cut some of them if it looks like they get better further up and some turn out great and some are firewood lol .
 Biggest walnut tree, over 30" dbh on my current 200 acre job looked perfect and was near creek bank in bottom land but was hollow when I started cutting. It got perfectly solid 4 ft from butt so still a good big tree .
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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2014, 01:32:13 pm »
When we looked up the tree we could see the hollow went up like 40 feet to an old broken off trunk. :-\
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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 10:24:35 pm »
CCC4 - thanks for an interesting video.  I agree with riverlogger about the wind, but it looked like you had things well under control.
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Re: Too bad it was a shell
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 03:28:03 am »
Let's see here...

1) Yep, we were crying with 10 inches of snow this year...knee high...ooosh!

2) Gotta cut those vines! LOL! Yeh I sorta learned that the hard way about 12 years ago cutting cedar! I failed to get all the green briars cut from the back side and when I fell it off a 5ft. embankment, They grabbed my back/neck/and head and drug me off the ledge while the tree was going with! VERY VERY VERY dumb and dangerous! Those green briars shredded my head...got a facefull that day!

3) Yep, I see those scars often. I was hoping she was sound, the piece had been running sound right in that area...earlier in a lower section I had been poking all the questionable trees. Most had been cleaning up around 2 foot off the butt.

4) Not sure on the diameter...I can check next time I see it.

5) HA! No man...just needed my pay day.

6) We did have one week of really cold (for us) weather where we hit -4* I think it was...that's bad for this far South! LOL!

Thanks guys!