Isn't there any wood washed up on the shoreline/beaches that can be cut up?
Let's see..the fine for cutting up firewood out of a national park
..and I don't think I'd wanna carry it for 4 miles minimum or so...There is only 1 drive-up access point but that's well patrolled and you'd still end up hiking a couple miles in gravel and sand..No thanks.
The entire area is logging so there are slash burn piles..which were probably stacked 20-30' high with a D8 cat or larger..I need to take down a couple trees or the wind that whips up lake crescent will probably do it for me like it has in the past for three trees.Fortunately one fell across my driveway and on the woodpile
.A second missed my cottage by 3 feet..and the third one is in the pictures below which missed my lawn mower shed by a good 10 feet!(luckily).I have a row of similar coastal firs across the front of the property that were probably planted 75 years ago along the old railroad line that carried spruce for building the war birds back in the first World War.
I might as well clear dead or falling trees on the property.I do have a larger
one the septic people killed when they dug the trenches and cut the roots off of half of it.That one (that could fall(and puncture/collapse the tunnels) across my raised-mound drainfield and close enough to hit the cottage on the other side..in the direction the storm winds blow..
)and a good sized alder next to it leaning towards the lawnmower shed
..do need to come down.
I'm going to hang a sign out front along the highway for a local "climbing" logger passing by on his way home from work to make a quick $75-100.I don't climb and have some issues with things nearby(lawnmower shed,2-8" waterlines down that grass strip,highway,etc)that if I do it..might not have a happy ending...
Years ago..I did cut down the big spruce next to the dead one..but I'm older and wiser(I think) now...and there is more in the way.I found that tree cutters seem more than happy to limb them/saw them into rounds while they are there,even if you didn't ask for that.
One way or another they are coming down this coming year if they don't come down in the current windstorms.The storm that blew the two biggest trees over did snap off some cedars about 10" in diameter..30 feet above the ground ..on the neighbor's property.We can get some fierce winds coming up that ten mile lake and through the low pass to our place right above the lake.The neighbor had one come over also that was at the same time,same size.It's funny..2 miles east or west..they'll say.."What wind?"
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