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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 07-18-2014 01:53 AM 971 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gixxerjoe04

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07-18-2014 01:53 AM

This past weekend I saw an ad on Craigslist for free walnut firewood just needs to be split. Got a truck load of good pieces and a lot of crotch pieces, the smalls ones I’ve cut up so far look pretty darn good. Then yesterday I bought a stihl wood boss chainsaw to cut up my stuff. Friend called me today and told me he saw a big tree down with what he thought was a burl on it. Went there and it was a huge maple I assume tree, had a good sized burl and a couple smaller looking ones. Rang the door and they said I can cut all I want. Wish I could have cut more because everything I cut looked nice. Only problem besides the tree being huge and me not having used a chainsaw in awhile, the burl was about half way rotted out. I cut it in half and saw termites, cut out about all the rot. Threw all the nasty stuff in a garbage bag and throwing it away at work, one piece had some termites still in a small spot, sprayed them and filled the holes with bug killer. Killed everything I saw but still put it in a garbage bag and put it out back. Heard to put moth balls in it and once we get some of the 90 degree days it should kill everything?


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Joseph Jossem

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 02:19 AM

Cool i see the spray bottle also keep spraying them

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ColonelTravis

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 02:26 AM

PM me your address and I’ll mail you a bunch of 90 degree days from Texas for a low price. Even throw in some 100s for free!

Good haul, good luck getting rid of those bugs.

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#3 posted 07-18-2014 02:52 AM

Never heard about baking termites, but poisoning them is sure to work. Going tomorrow to pick up as many 10’ – 12’ willow logs as my trailer can handle.

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#4 posted 07-18-2014 11:08 AM

Well that’s just what I heard, I sprayed tons of bug killer on it so that should have worked but didn’t want to risk it having it in my garage. We’ve had some pretty hot days here but this past week has been really nice, mid 70s as the high, feels like fall.

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 12:43 AM

bbyeti, Just curious as to what you are going to use the willow for. I have passed up a lot of willow logs cause I didn’t think they were worth sawing. Have I screwed up again?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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