My wife and I like to stroll the banks of the Red River here, where the 38-foot crest is about to visit us. I always like to view the aftermath, and one thing the river yields in abundance is the logs from downed trees.
Of course, being a woodworker I’m always casting an eye on them, wondering which way to slice them for best yield, what species of tree it was, and how am I going to get that into the back of my truck!
But there is also another source of lumber, that I had not known of previously, I saw an article in the local paper about Elm cuttings that the city does not know what to do with. They cut 5,000 to 6,000 mature elms down every year due to Dutch Elm disease! And there’s acres of elm cuttings piled high, waiting for processing of some sort or another. In the process of searching for a pic of that woodpile I found an interesting link: http://www.treewise.ca/ded.htm
Has anyone successfully scavenged and milled downed timbers that have floated to shore? I mean, is it worthwhile, or should I give up on the notion of reclaiming found wood?
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