It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.

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.