Discussion in 'Logging' started by burlyfigured, Jun 18, 2018.
Rocky mountain Douglas fir
Doesn't look like a softwood tree to me... Chuck
@Nature Man it is a conifer but still pretty hard. If @Mike1950 would kindly help this next picture is from a branch I cut
Yep. Plenty of them in PNW. Giants on coast. Those must be fire or bug kill.
Thank you. You're right about the bugs too it has some pretty good tracks on the outside.
Yep it is what happens when the tree huggers dictate policies based on pure emotion but absolutely no science. Then mother nature takes over- fire- then special interests take over , hire lawyers, drag salvage sales out till the resource is wasted then drop the suit. Montana is trying to pass legislation that makes them pay both sides and the state cost for such shenanigans.....
Sure looks gaul darn pretty Pardon the pun
Yes, it's frustrating. In the Rio grande national forest since 2006 they estimate there's 588,000 acres of beetle kill. They plan to cut 14,000 of that in 10 years. In half that time a majority will be deteriorated so they will no longer be of any use except cellulose. They should at least haul them for home logs.
Same here- I have been saying for years we are preparing the forests for big fires- last yr it was bad.
I wish it could get better... Unfortunately probably not very soon though. It's sad to see the old giants go in fires that are larger than they naturally would be. Not to mention homes and livelihoods
Are they galls, canker or burls? Either and any, I would love to add a piece to my wood collection as a reference. If you have any for sale, please tag me. Thank you.
@Mr. Peet They're burls. Yeah I can get you a piece it will probably be a couple of days though. I'll start a new thread and tag you, I'll try to find something else too you may not have also.