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Forum topic by Carloz posted 04-06-2017 07:38 PM 484 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2017 07:38 PM

I have an acacia tree on my front yard, which is leaning to the size and now is at about 35 degrees. I tried to save it by tying it at the top of the trunk to a nearby larger tree and ratcheting it. However it does not help. The tree is already 12” thick so I guess it is too big for such tricks. It seems that the only recourse is to take it down and plant another.
If I decide to do that how can I use the wood. The tree is pretty straight and has no branches till maybe two meters height. I assume I can saw it into boards. Since I do not have a bandsaw I will probably have to use a hand saw. Not sure how to keep the cut straight though.
Any hints are appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 07:50 PM

Not sure what to say about cutting it into boards, if you’re in the city most saw mills wont cut it for you because of the dangers of metal. I use a chainsaw when needed and just take it slow to keep it straight. As for planting another tree, choose one that grows in shade, this one probably grew at an angle away from the bigger tree next to it for the sunlight.

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