what started out as a passing storm turned into the revenge of the tree onto my house, it was about 9:30 pm and i was going to bed…i started to read and then i heard and felt what i thought was a train hitting the house…my house sits on an elevated foundation and it built fairly strong, the floor are 2×10’s they are nailed and also strapped to 6×6 beams…so the floor and the wall stood the impact. It was pouring down rain with thunder and lightning all around us , so it was hard to see what had happened, but after looking out the kitchen window, i discovered!
the cause of the house shaking…we had a nice size oak tree on the back wall and it smashed the whole area around it,
The tree was a fairly tall tree and it reached out all the way over the roof, the house is 30 feet wide and its about 13 feet from the ground to the edge of the roof, so i imagine the tree was a good 60 feet or so, well come morning our insurance agent was called and within 45 minutes of that call , we had a adjuster here to survey the damage and told us to proceed with getting the tree off of the house, which we did promptly,
After some time of cutting and removing limb by limb, they removed the tree from over the roof and were down to the main trunk.
The owner of the company then came over with his fairly large chain saw and made the last cut at the bottom the the tree, and his worker inside the bucket lift pushed it from the top and it hit the ground, the grabbed it with there machinery and loaded it all into there really large truck that was about 20 feet long, and they did a fantastic job of cleaning it all up, the good part of this was that there was a dead standing pecan tree back there also and i had them fell it and loaded it onto my trailer.
So i took the pecan to my sawyer who lives about 7 miles away and he has it now cutting it into some beautiful boards for me, and told me it might be a week or so before he gets to it, but when i get it back i shall post what the wood looks like, now since i was there i had asked him if he had any walnut….well he did and he sold me 80 bf of some really beautiful walnut for a very good price, and he also gave me some extra slabs of some walnut and a few other pieces of wood that i will turn into something down the road, and here is a few pictures of what the walnut looked like…so after it was all said and done, there ended up being a silver lining in all of this, and as my friend and fellow lumber jock ellen35 told me, it was turning lemons into lemonade….thanks for reading along and i know somewhere down the road you will see some projects posted made from pecan and walnut and this one
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']