It’s spring, and time to cut down some trees! We managed to find a temporary source of logs from a friend, which was very fortunate since our efforts to find a perpetual source have been unsuccessful. This is our first venture into cutting down trees ourselves and despite small complications, we finished without a serious injury.
We spent a good portion of one day on the job: cutting trees, hauling them to the truck and driving the loaded truck to and from. I was surprised to find that the actual time spent cutting the trees was much less than I had anticipated. The majority of the time was spent in the truck because these logs were about 20 miles from home.
Log types collected:
|Chestnut Oak||Red Maple||Hickory|
The first several trees we cut down were along the road, this made the job very easy. Once we started to cut down trees in the woods things got a bit trickier. I’ve cut down some standing deadwood in the past but this wasn’t the same. Here’s why:
- Live trees still have branches
- Smaller trees fall with smaller force
- The two items above allow the tree to get caught on everything on the way down
All-in-all it was a good day and we are very close to hitting our goal of 100 logs for this season. If you know of anyone who needs some forest management , or if you know any trees that no longer want to live, let us know. The help will be very much appriciated.
It's log log log.