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Forum topic by CampD posted 11-03-2010 02:58 AM 3582 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2010 02:58 AM

Heres my weekend haul of Birch Logs. This stuff grows like weeds on my woodlot in Northern Vermont and I needed to thin it out (only got to a small protion of what needs to be done). A Client took 75 pieces 3-4” thk for her projects and I finally got the motivation to build
the Log Furniture thats been rattlin around my brain for 10+ yrs.

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 10:07 PM

Nice load, should make a fair amount of rustic furniture.

I grew up in east central PA really close to where I-80 and I-81 meet. It was also an area that is in the coal region so strip mines were common. The first tree to grow, and sometimes in nothing but subsoil, waswhite birch. I moved just 50 miles south and off the mountains (near I-78) and these trees are no where to be found. I was curious about this for many years then I think I found the answer. Where I am now is one USDA growing zone warmer and that difference in temperature is enough to keep the trees from reproducing here. They will grow if transplanted but do not spread.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 04:45 PM

Yeah I hear ya on the zones. Where I live in W. Mass in the mountians its Zone 5 and we have some growing.
These were growing in Zone 3 and grow like weeds. These were harvested along the roadway on the way in to camp (were the CampD comes from). They have to be thinned as winter storms take a toll on them.

-- Doug...

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