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Old 01-17-2019, 07:48 PM
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That HURT!
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Honu Grove (NE Florida)
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Here's where I'm at and why.

The clearing for the house, shop, and an 800' driveway comes out to a little over 2 acres of area. To have someone come in and clear it for me was going to cast between 6 and $8K per acre.

So I decided to sell the timber to a small scale logger. He uses a feller/buncher and cuts them close to the ground. When he is all done clearing and thinning the balance of the timber plantation, I get a check. If it costs me $2K in machine rentals I will still have cash leftover and will only have spent my time.

When I was clearing the landing area for the logger I was able to push the trees over without too much difficulty. Every inch of diameter of tree, equates to a foot tap root (a 4" tree has a 4' tap root).

I have a very good felling that this whole project is going to go over budget so I will inject sweat equity whenever possible.

I took some video of trees coming down today but the wi-fi here is so bad I can't up-load them. I might have to go to a Starbucks this weekend to get good wi-fi
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One extremely happy former convict of the penal colony that lies between NY, PA, and DE. Now living the good life much further south. where they don't know what fucking Carhartts are.
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