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Forum topic by ErikF posted 10-25-2015 12:13 AM 621 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ErikF

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10-25-2015 12:13 AM

I was lucky enough to catch wind of an American Chestnut tree in the area that recently died. Made the trip to check it out and made a deal wit the landowner for the tree. Lots of shoots coming off the base- very cool. It’s a bit rotted in the trunk but there should be plenty off good wood coming out of it.

-- Power to the people.


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summerfi

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#1 posted 10-25-2015 12:17 AM

Lucky you Erik. Can’t wait to see the wood. I’m amazed at the American chestnuts you’re finding in Michigan.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#2 posted 10-25-2015 12:30 AM

Good luck in your sawyering!

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#3 posted 10-25-2015 12:31 AM

Nice find!

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Don W

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#4 posted 10-25-2015 12:35 AM

Erik, you’re killing me!!

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#5 posted 10-25-2015 12:48 AM

Good score. May I add a heart felt “you suck”. Where I live I can only dream of your wonderful eastern hardwoods.

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#6 posted 10-25-2015 04:45 AM

I might be interested in a small 12/4 slab if you would consider sending it up here?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 10-25-2015 01:40 PM

Awesome.
One word for that spalted chestnut…
stabilize!
:)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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