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    Storm cleanup

    Well I finally am done with the moving of logs around after a tornado last Summer.
    I have loaded 49 trailers of wood so far.
    That's approx. 75 cords of logs.

    I have been cutting the fallen trees to 8 ft lengths, hauling them out of the woods, stacking them along the driveway or loading them right on a trailer.

    I have been giving the logs away for free to about 1/2 dozen different people for a small "loading" fee.

    I still have some along the driveway but I'm sure they will be gone within a week.

    Its been about 6 months of work.

    here is some pictures.

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    Some of the piles and a loaded trailer at the far end.


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    Loaded trailer

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    Pulling a log out of the woods

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    Blown over and bent over trees that I was cleaning up. I cleaned up about 4-6 acres of this stuff.

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    Another loaded trailer.
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    Now its on to chipping a bunch of brush piles.
    I use the chips to cover trails.
    It amazing how much nice chipped trails are, a lot less "rocking and rolling" when driving on them.

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    new trail in the woods not yet chipped or beaten down very heavily.

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    Chipped and heavily used trail that's a veritable Autobaun for tractors.

    Now I have a bunch of trails in my woods which make smy wife very happy as she can now walk in the woods and not fight her way thru.
    She is a city girl after all.
    Here's a picture of her on her baby Deere just cause.
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    What a lot of work and that is a lot of loads. At least you have some very nice trails to enjoy now.
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    Thats a whole bunch of wood.

    You been busy.

    What species of tree? ..they all look nearly the same ( the log piles)
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    rocks that I pulled from the trails and used to finish a rock wall that I built.

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    more rocks that I pulled from the trail with a grapple.
    They are about 1 1/2-2 ft in dia.
    Hard to believe how big a small stone sticking out in the trail is until you pull it out.
    There have been a few that I couldn't get out, those stay and end up being a speed bump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theduke View Post
    Thats a whole bunch of wood.

    You been busy.

    What species of tree? ..they all look nearly the same ( the log piles)
    Aspen or Popple depending upon where your from

    Specifically Big tooth Aspen and Quaking Aspen.

    occasionally I'd throw in a soft maple or ash.
    The good stuff I keep and make into 8 x 8 stacks of logs for firewood to be cut into lengths and split later.
    I have no room now for more firewood.
    I have 3 years worth split and stacked under cover.
    and 11 of the 8 x 8 x about 5 ft tall alternately stacked piles. enough for another 4 years approx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klunker View Post
    There have been a few that I couldn't get out, those stay and end up being a speed bump.
    We had a rock like that in the yard. It was no bigger than a dinner plate sitting upsidedown in the grass. When they got done digging the foundation the excavator operator asked if there were any rocks or stumps I wanted pulled I pointed him toward what turned out to be this beast.

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    That's a ton of work! You've done a great job with it!!

    Do you already have a chipper?


    EDIT: Of course you have a chipper because you're making chips to put on the trails!! Sorry - I haven't even finished my first cup of coffee this morning. What kind of chipper are you using?
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    Having a grapple must have been priceless for all that work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    That's a ton of work! You've done a great job with it!!

    Do you already have a chipper?


    EDIT: Of course you have a chipper because you're making chips to put on the trails!! Sorry - I haven't even finished my first cup of coffee this morning. What kind of chipper are you using?
    I have a woodmaxx 8800.
    Just got it this summer, put in 9 hrs on it already and made about 16 yards of chips.
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