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Forum topic by Dallas posted 02-02-2013 07:25 PM 920 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2013 07:25 PM

I went with the wife to get some stuff in town today and as I waited in the car for her I saw this tree out in someones backyard.
I believe it and all it’s neighbors ae dead Liveoak trees.

This particular tree has at least 15 – 20 burls that I could count, but I couldn’t see down behind the fence to see if there were more.
Unfortunately, right behind it is a storage shed, one another side is a neighbors fence with a car port and the house is about 15’ from the tree on the other side. On the side the picture was taken from is a privacy fence for the store we were at.

I apologize for the quality of the photo, I was using my cell phone and I’m not good at holding it still.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 08:30 PM

What an opportunity to gather some magnificent lumber for a woodworker/sawyer if only he could obtain it without damage to the surroundings. That’ll cost the owner a pretty penny to get it down before it falls on its own if they have to use a crane and such. There’s a great tree squirrel in Chattanooga that could take it down from the top down with his ropes sheaves and chain saw as he scales the tree and limbs.
If you have the capacity to help ‘em out maybe you can strike a deal, just be careful.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 03:00 AM

I wish I could, but I have no equipment to harvest that tree, let alone handle the liability of property damage to the neighbors.

The yard is not large enough to get a boom truck into so I think the owners will have to make friends with the neighbors to get access.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 03:47 AM


Too bad that you did not have a chainsaw in the trunk of your car!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 01:27 PM

I did have my little 14” Stihl trimming saw, LOL. It’s in the trunk in case we have a tree down in the road. My wife can start and run it if she needs to, but it’s almost worthless for any standing trees.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 04:23 PM

Wow! Ya better take a dozen good, sharp chainsaw blades

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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