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What free wood did you find today?

Discussion in 'Logging' started by woodtickgreg, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Forum Moderator Thread Starter

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    Wood is everywhere and it's free! You just have to know where to look. I find it all the time. Show us what you found.
    Today I found a couple of walnut 3x4s at work. They are green and wet, they'll go in the garage for a couple of years.
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    Waiting for this dam snow to melt... I've got my eye on some nice maple thts for sure spalted nice and most likely curly laying off in the woods from a powerline cutting.
     
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    Well, not today but yesterday I rescued another nice piece of maple from firewood pile. The one on the left I posted about a few days back, the newest is 2-3/4” sq x 14” long.

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    I came across this pile....hard to get to though and I'm not sure of the government's policy on taking it.

    But I'm about to find out:saw:

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    @Steve in VA, just curious, what kind of wood is your government find? I think I've seen this before, but I can't place it.
     
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    My find was the Walnut I posted about yesterday. Went today to the log yard and loaded my 5'x8' trailer up on Cherry firewood. At 27 degrees out, I thought the field would be sound enough to drive on. almost got stuck with my 2 WD truck. So I don't know if I'll be getting any of it or not. If I ever get my big saw running, I can always break it down in the field and carry them out:sarcastic:.

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    Saturday mid day, cut up a 12" DBH 'common pear' and an apple being removed to place a building.

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  8. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Forum Moderator Thread Starter

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    I find all kinds of free wood but the property owners keep chasing me for some reason....

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    I found that this mulberry tree was hitting me in the face every time I mowed, so I decided to trim the branches. I then found that I couldn't stop at just trimming, so I cut a couple trunks out of the cluster.

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    Much to my dismay, I found the trunk was too large to move by hand, so I cut it up.

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    I found that, cut into smaller pieces, the wood was much easier to move. So, I carried it to the shop and started cutting it into blanks.

    Nothing big, a few bowl blanks out of the base sections, but mostly spindle blanks 4" or smaller.
     
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    Here's a pick of some mulberry blanks cut fresh this afternoon. Posting this for @Eric Rorabaugh who mentioned in an ID post he hadn't seen any fresh cut mulberry before. Neither had I, we have mulberry trees all over, but this is the first time I've cut any. Just wish that bright yellow lasted....

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    I'm going to have to keep an eye out for anyone cutting one down. I know where a few are but those are my jelly trees.
     
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    Never bothered with mulberry, make my jelly from wild grapes and wild black raspberries.
     
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    I can't find black raspberries much anymore around here. I need to try some mulberry in some calls.
     
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    How on earth do you get to the ripe ones before the squirrels?
     
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    Birds are the ones you gotta best here. FYI...the easiest way I've found to get them is lay a tarp down, get up in the tree and shake it really good. Then just fold the tarp to get everything in a pile. Pick the sticks and leaves out and you're goid to go.
     
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    Mulberry cobblers are mighty tasty!
     
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    A lot more seeds than black berries.
     
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    But a lot less thorns!
     
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    Saw some spalted something (likely hackberry) through the fog and rain on the side of the road on my morning drive 2 days ago. Went back that evening to snatch a couple of pieces as they were probably 18"+ dia, and it was gone. Danged termites!
     
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