Just finished cleaning up the area and removing the wood from this tree and piling the limbs/brush.
We didn't want to take it down, but it has been a problem for the garden, which is within a few feet. This big old fella liked to suck up all the water and nutrients the garden had to offer.
It stood about 85 ft. tall and close to 3 ft across on the butt.We have anguished for quite a few years on whether to take it down or not. A tree this size in a white oak doesn't happen over night. Finally the decision was made. If we were going to continue with our garden, the tree had to go.
All that's left now is the stump and some sorrowful memories.
Tough decision, did you sell the wood? I still had to cut down an oak tree last month but at least it was dead. Would like to stop with the cutting, but there are still a few more that likely won't make it through this summer.
This area where we live is a farming area. The farmland is getting so valuable that landowners are cutting down forests in order to make more farmland. Of course with the heavy equipment it is a lot easier than it was 200 years ago!
The problem is that we need trees to stabilize the soil. I hate to see the forests around here disappearing all the time.
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Lloyd, I probably could have gotten quite a few grandmother clocks with that tree. Don't you deliver??
I still have quite a pile of dried 5/4 red oak stacked in the shed. Along with with some hard maple, soft maple, butternut, and a little white oak.
I'll make you a good deal on some when you deliver the rally goodies.