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Forum topic by AnonymousRequest posted 03-21-2014 08:48 PM 1164 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2014 08:48 PM

For the last few days I was on the Mississippi River Islands, gathering beaver wood for future projects. I brought home 2 Jeep loads. Beaver wood is basically the stump or tree that a beaver felled. For any huggers out there, I didn’t cut anything live and it was a stump or dead on the ground. These pieces were obviously near the water I have a little concern about insects within them. What would be the best product to spray them with? Any advice or links would be appreciated. Second thing, I saw a project here where someone “flat planed” the bottom of a tree stump. Is their a thread on this subject? or any advice would be appreciated as well.

Bonus picture attached. While on the islands I stumbled upon an eagle’s nest. The female was hers eggs. She was located in a sycamore tree, which is a little odd, because the nests are usually in the very tall cottonwoods. Having grew up on the river, I’ve seen probably 5 or so nests, all located on the Missouri side, in a very remote area, only accessible by boat. This is the first nest I’ve seen in my lifetime on the Illinois side of the river. I was 100 yds. away and the male was circling, so I got out of there, as not to disrupt.

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#1 posted 03-21-2014 10:12 PM

maybe lady eagle is allergic to cottonwood.. lol havn’t been to the west side of the state yet. maybe she chose it for height and the big leaves for shelter?

Had this been before winter .. coulda just out them outside to freeze.. i did that with several logs this year.
the beaver wood is pretty cool. what kind if bugs?

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 12:23 AM

Yeah EPJ it got pretty cold this Winter, but it’s been off and on warm for 3 weeks or so. One was pretty rotty inside and I was cleaning it out and their was some larvae looking stuff. Don’t know what kind of bugs, just bugs lol. I meant to say flat planed the bottom of a stump with a ROUTER.

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