The story continues into this past couple weeks of 4/2014
12 years later, I am now deep into my woodworking and the Mesquite was on it’s last leg, wasn’t providing the shade it used to aside the thorns falling to the ground and the seed pods that my dog was eating, for these reasons I decided to go ahead and take the tree down.
Mesquites along with oaks have many great uses, the most popular is their use in BBQ, there’s nothing like meat cooked over Mesquite, they also work in the fireplace as it burns very hot and finally in the woodworking field it produces some very pretty wood.
The top of the tree, small twigs and branches went to landfill, a few of the slightly bigger limbs I gave to my neighbor for use with BBQ. all of the rest that’s to small for box making I have stacked up along the back fence and the base along with the larger logs I will be taking to have milled, I have already sectioned the trunk into 4’ lengths but I may have to section them down more as trying to man handle these is not easy and I still have to get them all to the front yard.
In these pictures below I had already cut some of the top out.
The tree is now completely down and these pictures show the stack against the fence.
These pictures show where the tree used to stand.
These pictures show the main trunk and the larger logs from the tree that will go to the mill.
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