Maple Root Ball

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First one of these I’ve ever tackled. Fortunately a property owner had this pulled up so all I had to do was trim it up and get it on the trailer. Took a a couple of hours as the grapple just didn’t have enough to get the job done so ended up using a come along for part of the job.

Should be fun to clean and open up. From the outside I can see curl and some spalting. It weighs more than 1500lbs or I could have loaded it. Roughly 4’ x5’ and a solid 2’ Or more of root ball.

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That should yield some cool stuff. Hope you do t hit to much embedded rocks and such.
 

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I have 4600 lbs in my trailer right now. The spalted stuff is the most fun. That one looks nice...
 

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Holy cow! That sounds like a lot of maple Mike. I hope mine turns out. I’m doing it for fun so even if it doesn’t I’ll see what it’s like.
 

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Holy cow! That sounds like a lot of maple Mike. I hope mine turns out. I’m doing it for fun so even if it doesn’t I’ll see what it’s like.
looks like a lot now but when I leave mill stack and sticker the pile gets smaller.... been going to same guy for a while. The line between trash and gorgeous in spalt is very thin....
 
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