250+ year old Elm for trade

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Forum topic by bflat1967 posted 11-13-2012 02:16 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2012 02:16 PM

Elm Wood – One of the oldest Catholic Church’s in the area needed an elm cut. I’m guessing the age (measuring 2in x Edge to center, not exact I know) is 250+ years old. It’s kind of cool, because the Spanish owned Texas first and tried to educate the population. This tree is older than the Alamo. If you’re a history buff, you can only imagine the stories this tree could tell.

• 38×38x2 in (measurements very) hart shaped growth
• 36×34x2 in (measurements very) roundish.

I’m looking to trade for some equally unique wood.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 07:40 AM

Maybe you should contact the city about that tree. Seems it would be a crime to remove it.

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 07:57 AM

First, welcome to LJ’s.

It’s always a shame to cut living trees down. Has to be done sometimes. On the other hand if I were close enough I would be making a trade!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 11:27 AM

Please note that I was asked to cut the largest parts, post initial cut. I’m not sure the details, behind the removal. Elm does get to a point were they start to split and die. Sorry should have made that clearer.

-- Doug

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