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#1 posted 11-16-2007 02:07 AM

We drove past a house today that was having a large oak removed. The trunk was well over 3’ thick. The tree service was chipping everything less than 12” in diameter. Everything larger was cut in chunks so large two people couldn’t move them. No splitter. They pick these up with a crane/backhoe thing and take them to the landfill. Standard operation procedure in these parts. I stopped to see if they had anything left a woodworker might use. Nope. I asked if they had cut up any for firewood, thinking that I might find SOMETHING I could use and burn the rest. No!
I know I live in Florida, but we do have 30+ days a year that are cold enough (60 degrees or less) to have a fire if you have a fireplace, we have two. There are many folks with fireplaces here but no one even selling firewood except the grocery and discount stores at $6.00 an armful. Am I missing something here? No mills in the yellow pages? No firewood in the winter? (I called all the tree services) There is a special place in hell for folks that bury perfectly good oak (and many other more precious species I’m sure) along with Ho-Ho wrappers and half-eaten frozen dinners. Let them fry.

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