A month or so before the tornado’s hit Alabama on April 27th I had built a log loader that I could put in my 20’ utility trailer. I never dreamed it would get so much use.
After the storms hit I posted an ad on Craig’s List offering to remove logs from yards for no charge. It’s been a month now and it will take another month or so just finish the two places I’m working on now.
The picture of the loaded trailer is of about 500 board feet of white oak I brought in yesterday. These are from a 4 acre place that the front three acres only had 3 trees down but the back acre had about thirty tree down.
So far I’ve hauled white oak, red oak, pine, and hickory. I’ve started carry some of the smaller hardwood logs to a large sawmill and selling them to help cover gas,etc. (they have to be at least 11 inches in diameter on the small end and cut 16 feet 6 inches long before they will take them).
I have quite a few that are from 24 to 34 inches in diameter. The oak logs this size should make some really good quartersawn lumber. But I have to admit, I’m just about tired of seeing downed trees. I close my eyes at night and all I see is limbs>>>>>>