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Forum topic by GuyK posted 04-24-2011 12:30 PM 1167 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GuyK

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04-24-2011 12:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: spruce

When you are old and live on a hill and the wind blows hard, this is the results. At the farm last weekend we lost this wonderful tree to heavy winds. It is a Spruce tree, it stood over 100 ft high and 9 ft around at the base. We estimate it to be well over 100 years old. When it was standing it was something to admire for sure. But it is not a total loss as you can see I will have plenty of lumber for some future projects. We will be harvesting some of our trees on the farm this year. We have some oak and cherry along with others that are either down on the ground or are close and need to be harvested. The ones that are down, we need to get milled quickly so we don’t lose out on getting some good lumber. When those are done, I will post some more photos.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org


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snowdog

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 01:43 PM

So your saying it was a blow hard? :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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GuyK

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 01:58 PM

Snowdog, I think you have said it best

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 02:23 PM

From what I can see of it you must have a beautiful farm.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GuyK

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 03:08 PM

Thanks helluvawreck, not my farm ( wish it was ), I just run the woodshop and handle some other things for them. It is a non-profit organization trying to preserve the over 400 acres.

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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wseand

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 10:28 PM

It is bitter sweet for sure. I am sure you will preserve its beauty in a piece of fine furniture or some other project you have milling around in your head.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 04-26-2011 11:05 PM

Be sure and post the outcome of the down trees if you can.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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