Logging at "the farm"

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Our old farm has a bunch of dead and dying ash trees. Dying due to the invasive Emerald Ash Tree Borer. We had a goodly number of ash on the property and the borer has been decimating them. Actually it is decimating not just our trees in Western NY State but ash trees throughout the US & Canada.

    So we hired a Forester to log them. We also have some hardwood maples, cherry, hemlock, hickory, scotch pine & larch. But mainly ash. Oh, and two walnuts.

    So here are some pics.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Err did you forget to attach the photographs as I can't see any?
     
  4. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Hi Eileen,

    Well, I got stymied. The photos wouldn't load. So I tried again but my posting had disappeared! I surprised it is here now. ?? Technology is very mystetious sometimes. I'll try later to load the photos again.

    Ok I just tried again.
    I'll have to try when I get home. There's no wifi here at the farm. I have resized the photos but I am trying to upload using data. The timing dots just spin & spin.
     
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    You hired them ?? Around here they pay you for the walnut and hickory ! Black walnut is expensive wood used for gun stocks !
     



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  6. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    @mart no, they are paying us for the trees. The dead ash will go for firewood ( not much to us but it'll be good to have them gone), the live ash will fetch hardwood prices.

    The hickory will be harvested when it gets cold. It apparently splits in the summer heat.

    Watching the operation has been fascinating for us. I hope to load the photos when I get home. You
    know, I know I sounded crabby about my inability to load the photos! I tried to delete the message but I was too late. Ah me.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What a shame...oh well, we will have something to look forward to when you get back home.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    p.s. I didn't think that you sounded crabby. Are you a crabby person when you come out of your shell?
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Chuckle.
     
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