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Mesquite Tree #1: Mesquite Tree Coming Down

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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 04-17-2014 04:23 PM 881 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This story starts around the time I purchased the house back in 1996 with this house in the back yard came a Mesquite tree, I had not yet got into woodworking during this period and the Mesquite was in it’s prime full of brilliant green color and great shade. This neighborhood was established in the mid 80s and it bewilders me as to why the tree was left, as Mesquite are labeled as a trash tree and are normally removed during development but I am glad they left it as I became the proud owner of it.

The pictures below were taking in the early 2000’s time area but you can see that it is full of growth back then, through the years it started showing its age with dying limbs and less foliage along with reduced shade.


The Mesquite is over my right shoulder.


Mesquite is in the top left corner of the picture

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 04:34 PM

Good thing they kept. It is now a good source of some fine wood for you!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 04:42 PM

Randy,

Your relationship to that tree willl play out in your creativity! Hey at least it wasn’t a Walnut! LOL! I’ve two of those ornery cusses! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 04:58 PM

Yes Jim for sure!

Yes Tom and I know your a stickler when it comes to cutting down a living trees but these trees aren’t really that popular among average land owners they just assume they all be gone and most Mesquites don’t even make it into trees more like a bush with thorns. LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 06:48 PM

It will be some awesome lumber

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 09:13 PM

I do understand…:)

I cut down a volunteer that I neglected for 5 years! have a lot of them. I do get rid of em. Just glad you are doing something positive. We need those guys to survive and balance our crap! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 03:11 PM

Oh I know Tom, I watch the show Axe Men on history channel and wonder if they replant from all the trees they cut down.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 04-19-2014 03:27 PM

LOL!

Did you know Minnesota was once a rain forest as it had so many trees. The lumber business took it down en-mass and deforested most of the state.

Hey maybe a dwarf ornamental that that won’t leave to much crap behind? :<)

How big is your chainsaw?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 04-19-2014 03:53 PM

I have a 16” chainsaw craftsman, starts, works and cuts like a charm.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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