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The other day there was a thread on Tree Stumps etc.

Here is a tree from Washington State probably in the Shelton area.

I remember when I first arrived in the are reading about felling a tree too big of any mill they had and cut it up for firewood. Maybe this one.
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Bob, that is one big tree. Can you imagine hand crosscutting a round off that log for fire wood. I bet a good portion of it went to waste too. They used to just take the prime easy stuff and leave the rest to rot on the forest.
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Herb, I sure wouldn't want to be on either end of that saw.
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One of the things they used to do back then was to cut holes in it and load it with ditching powder and blow them apart. From what I heard it didn't always work perfectly.
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The other day there was a thread on Tree Stumps etc.

Here is a tree from Washington State probably in the Shelton area.

I remember when I first arrived in the are reading about felling a tree too big of any mill they had and cut it up for firewood. Maybe this one.
what a waste...
if it was cut up for firewood you'd think they could have cut it up to go through a mill...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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So much of a lot of things just went to waste years ago because it was plentiful and and abundant.
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So much of a lot of things just went to waste years ago because it was plentiful and and abundant.
We still waste. Take water for instance. When you had to go get water in a bucket you didn't waste it. Now we turn the faucet on and let it rip and I am guilty as anyone.
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I agree, Don. Paper and paper products is another area of tremendous waste. If we would stop and look around us we would see so many things we could conserve. I am not a recycler but applaud them that are.

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what a waste...
if it was cut up for firewood you'd think they could have cut it up to go through a mill...
When I was young we used to cut up the deadfalls that had been laying in the woods for over 50 years for fire wood. Some of the rounds were 4' in diam. and you could split them with an axe they were so straight grained old growth Douglas fir. They were left there by the loggers and they set fire to the area when they left so the logs were charred in about an inch. They were so fine grained the rings were 1/32".
In those days there were no small mills and the big mills didn't want deadfalls, just new cut trees.

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We used to see some of the butts that had been cut off when loggers were making poles like that Herb, either Douglas fir or cedar. Just a few miles up the road from my house there used to be a bunch of cedar stumps with springboard holes in the sides. I don't know if they are still there. Cedar was usually a little rotten at the stump and had too much root flare so they would just cut them off higher up instead of cutting that part off after it hit the ground.
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