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I'd need help chopping a tree into firewood


 
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daigo75
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: I'd need help chopping a tree into firewood Reply with quote

Not long ago I wrote on this forum about a cherry tree I had in my garden, which cracked under the weight of one of its branches. Not long after I cut the branch off, the wind did the rest and blew down the whole tree, which is now only good for firewood. It's a pity, but there's nothing that can be done, apart from reusing it as fuel.

I'd need someone with a chainsaw and a splitting maul who could help me cutting it, and take half of the wood as a reward. It was a big cherry tree, so there's plenty of wood. Considering current prices of fuel/wood, I believe it's worth doing it to save some money next winter! Smile

The area is Enniskerry, please contact me if interested, thanks.[/url]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

find out if there's a woodturners guild nearby - bray, maybe. if it's good wood, it may have a better life being turned into something other than heat, and they may be able to help chop it up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion, knievel. Unfortunately, the tree was very old and the core is not in very good condition (it feels like cork, very light and "spongy"). It seems that it was the outer part that kept it up, that's why the wind managed to bring it down. However, I'll check if I can recover part of it (it has to be cut into smaller pieces anyway).
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