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Forum topic by volpeveneers posted 09-07-2011 03:04 AM 1423 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2011 03:04 AM

I have a opportunity to harvest a mature Cherry tree the tipped over and the root ball is exposed. The tree is intact except for the upper most branches. Is there anything useful to harvest from root cluster? My thoughts are about wood turning stock.

-- "Trees are evil they must be punished." R. Underhill

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 06:01 AM

We had an ornamental cherry in our back yard. When I cut up the trunk and a few of the bigger branches I figured I’d wait and see how well the wood dried and if I could actually make anything of it. A few days ago I cut into one of the pieces and found some fantastic looking wood. My plan is to make a pencil box for each of my kids. So to make a long answer even longer ;-) I would certainly keep the tree. Cut up the tree into what looks like useful pieces seal the ends and let it dry. I hope your tree is as beautiful inside as my cherry tree.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 06:39 AM

I would also love to have the root ball. Good luck with the tree parts.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 08:16 AM

In a word, YES!


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 06:34 PM

You bet, just be wary of rocks and the like; also, the dirty wood will dull your tools faster.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 03:56 AM

Be careful cutting the trunk off the root ball. The root ball will likely flip back up in its home hole. That can be extremely dangerous, especially if kids or pets are around.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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