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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 08-18-2018 10:00 PM 405 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2018 10:00 PM

One of my neighbors, that lives in the same semi remote valley where I live, called me this morning and said he had a large oak almost fall on top of him and his truck and come help him. Scared me so I took off over the mountain rd that comes into our valley looking for him.

It’s a massive red oak that fell off the side of the mountain. We’ve had rain rain rain and more rain here this year and it brought the tree down with the ground being so wet. It broke the asphalt from one side of the road to the other. The tree is so large we’re going to wait until Winter gets here, and the leaves are gone, and try to cut the tree in sections, pull it off the side of the mountain and saw it into lumber. Should be several 100 brd ft in it.

Most of the top of the tree broke and fell down the side of the mountain when it hit the ground where we couldn’t get to it. I’ve enclosed some pics of where it happened and a limb off of a another tree that we cut up. When I split it on a log splitter this is what I got.

We got two loads of firewood, split, out of one limb that stayed on the side of the road.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 08-18-2018 11:28 PM

A lot of good projects are lying beside that road! You have a wonderful set of bowl blanks in the first picture—- although patience may be required!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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