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06-27-2007 02:57 PM

OK Am I the only one who does this?

How many of you have made a mental note of trees that you have seen locally that you want if they get cut down or are blown down?

I was riding my bike with the family and stopped several times to look at trees and noted to my wife. “If this tree is ever cut down I would love to get my hands on it. Look at the grain structure!, you can see it through the bark” She just nodded her head and we peddled on.

-- Hope Never fails

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#1 posted 06-27-2007 03:39 PM

Since I got into turnings, I’ve never looked at broken trees and woodpiles the same at all!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-27-2007 04:02 PM

I always had my eye on this burly maple tree in our local park. One day I noticed they had cut it down. I stopped at the park office, & asked about the wood. They hauled it directly to my backyard. Nice!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 06-27-2007 04:40 PM

I keep pits and seeds from my lunch now.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 06-27-2007 06:20 PM

I guess if I had a lumber mill, I would do the same. I am waiting for my neighbor to cut down his oak one day, so I can harvest the wood, if someone else doesn’t beat me to it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 06-27-2007 09:33 PM

I’m waiting for my neighbors to take down another civil war era Maple (beaufitul color in the fall, but it has seen better days. and has some nice big burls!

I have the suspicion they think the tree is mine, as it is quite close to my house, But I know it’d on their side of the prop line. It also has electrical wires running through part of it, so this may be a stalemate that goes on for a few more years.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 06-27-2007 10:57 PM

My new neighbor cut down a small Cherry tree with about an 8” trunk, & I didn’t notice it until it was gone.
Beautiful turnings all gone. Sniffle!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 06-28-2007 04:38 AM

The back of my property is 50-75ft by 400ft. I have a mix of white pine, white oak, birch, beech, and maple. I’ve always loved trees as beautiful living things (hence the treefarm). It’s only in the last few years that I’ve begun to look at trees also as lumber. I’m trying to think of the appropriate excuse to justify a portable mill to the boss.

If you ever want an experience a tree lovers paradise, take a walk around the mansions of Newport, RI and the campus of Salve Regina University. Extraordinary specimens from around the worls were brought in (almost full size) a 100 years ago. The size and diversity is astounding.

-- Bob

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#8 posted 06-28-2007 04:51 AM

I’ve walked through the Philadelphia Zoo and it’s park. They have all kinds of unique trees and every so often you see one or more cut down. The make the gorilla cage escape proof etc.

I often wondered what could be done with that wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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