Monday, October 10, 2016

Thinning, A Firewood Bonus

We planted this little patch of mixed oaks back in '93, and then added black locust the next year to add nitrogen to the soil. It worked, and the oaks shot up.  The place is too crowded now, and the locusts are up over the oaks, so we are working on them.  They make good firewood, and black locust dries fast as long as you split it.  The big trouble you have with pole timber is that nearly every tree will hang in another one when you cut them.  You get good at disassembling them without getting smashed.

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