LumberJocks

Free Wood #5: Quiet weekend

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Tony posted 06-16-2009 04:57 PM 580 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: A new playground Part 5 of Free Wood series no next part

Nothing much to report this week. I went on my usual Saturday morning hike, and did come home with 3 sticks: Black Cherry, Red Maple, and Northern Red Oak. I really don’t need any more “common” species; I’m running out of room for drying my sticks. I’m still hoping to stumble across some Sassafrass or Persimmon that has fallen.

For some reason, the park management decided to “strip log” along the road that cuts through the middle of the park. They just cut down tree after tree along the road, pushing many of them into the woods. It really looks a lot worse when you’re walking along the road as opposed to driving:

Photobucket

Photobucket

I really don’t know why they did that.

I came across this little guy while in the woods. You can see how much rain we got this week:

Photobucket

My stick collecting is beginning to bear fruit. I’ll have a few photos in the next couple of days.



4 comments so far

View HokieMojo's profile

HokieMojo

2103 posts in 3188 days


#1 posted 06-16-2009 05:08 PM

my fav is the picutre of the turtle. Looks like he is just asking “what’s up?”

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14164 posts in 3050 days


#2 posted 06-16-2009 08:05 PM

Beautiful turtle. Did he ask you to take him home?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7796 posts in 2763 days


#3 posted 06-16-2009 08:29 PM

well I’m going to chime in here on this one…nothing more raises my blood pressure then to see tree’s flagrantly cut down and either pushed in to The woods to rot or taken to a landfill or burned…i think this country has become so lax in the resources that we have…way to much waste…when the big storm hit Florida a few years ago and the coast…all the fallen trees were gathered and taken to a central spot and burned…these people were paid high dollar from the federal government to get this and bring it there to be burned…if a mill would have been set up and this wood used for either making furniture or used for building homes…i bet millions of board feet of precious wood was destroyed…..it saddens my heart to have seen this..so much has changed in this country …no respect for the woods or its resource…... a sad day for America…and unless we as wood workers let our voice heard…and get involved it will get worse…Ive read articles where wood workers will have there portable mills and when a tree goes down,,, they mill it right there…and it gets used for a good project…..well I’m sorry to have rant and raved here…but i have a strong passion for timber…its a god given blessing to have all these tree’s and when they die or get taken down from a storm , they should be respected and used…...and i will end this with …AMEN….AND AMEN.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7796 posts in 2763 days


#4 posted 06-16-2009 08:37 PM

JUST AS A SUGGESTION,,, MAYBE CONTACT THE PARK ADMINASTRATION AND SEE IF THE TREE’S THAT WILL BE CUT DOWN MIGHT BE SALVAGED…MAYBE CONTACT THE LOCAL WOOD WORKERS CLUB AND SEE IF ANYONE WILL MILL THESE TREE’S…IF WE EACH WILL WATCH IN THE AREAS WE LIVE AND SEE IF SOMEONE WITH A PORTABLE MILL WOULD TRY TO USE SOME OF THESE TREE’S, THEN WE CAN MAKE A DIFFRENCE….AND PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT ITS IMPORTANT TO SAVE AND USE OUR TRESS IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY…GRIZZMAN

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com