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Big Oklahoma Cedars . . . . .

Let's see 'em Jay.

Don't tell me you didn't take your camera again.
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Nope..matter of fact i didn't...I have permission to cut like a 2 square mile area...and it was so sloppy wet, I didn't drive in to look, but what I could see from the road looked good...

I am going to select a few pretty good logs and cut them for Steve (Burlkraft)...just for fun, and see what he can make out of them.

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I am going to select a few pretty good logs and cut them for Steve (Burlkraft)...just for fun, and see what he can make out of them.
I REALLY like your idea of fun Jay.....

Give me a shout and I'll come down and help ya.......

I like fun.....
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Don't that just pith ya off Steve. All these people assuming you want free wood.
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Ya Know Kev......A guy can never have enough wood...

Free or otherwise....
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Kevin and I have been discussing these trees for a year Steve, and still haven't done anything about them...the guy who owns the place keeps after me to come and cut them down or he will push them over...some are really brushy, and they will be a pain to trim, but if they are sound, I bet the logs will be great....I am betting they will run 16 to 24 inches and larger, DBH.

Now, if I only had time to actually do this....working our construction company makes this strickly a hobby.

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Kevin and I have been discussing these trees for a year SteveI am betting they will run 16 to 24 inches and larger, DBH.
Like I have said before. If they are that big then you are passing up alot of money that you should hire a couple of guys to log out for you. They are almost never as big as they seeem though once you put the stick to 'em. . . . . I know this from experience.

One trick I learned on my own is, when I am spying out for trees - I force myslef to keep my focus about 8' - 12' high on the trees. I never look at the bottom or even DBH unless one catches my eye up higher on the tree. Cedars you do have to lower you agze a little simply because of the taper which is often more prevalent.

I am still convinced you are making these ghost trees up. :icon_wink:
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I don't have a Texas sized imagination.....

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You also never seem to have a camera either so the jury is still out on them 24"DBH cedars.

I have been hearing about these things for so long I think by the time you actually DO, do something, they will be 48" in diameter!
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Maybe we should plan a massive assault on these trees and get a few of them.....before they get away...
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I don't know what the weather will be today, but I may load the 4 wheeler up and go scouting...might even take a camara....I am still thinking about moving the mill out there....by the way Steve....after I send you pictures, that is always an option....bring your trailer, and a chainsaw, show up on a Saturday, and we can cut and load all you can take back in a few hours.

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Jay,

You just let me know when you are ready...I'll leave on a Friday and we could cut on Saturday and I'll head home on Sunday.....
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Since I generally do not work weekends, anytime is good. It is 30 degrees outside here right now....too cold for me to be out... .but I am thinking about loading up....I just fed the horses, and it is going to be a beautiful day...so something good will happen today.

There are 3 pretty good sized logs alreay downed by a dozer a few miles from the river place, and I need to find out if I can drop the others there...those alone would make a good trailer load. More info later.

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It's kinda cold here today too.....We've been pretty spoiled this year, it's been in the 40's mostly. I'm usually trippin' over frozen stuff around the mill and now I'm slidin' in the mud.....:icon_wink: :icon_wink: :icon_wink:
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Y'all let know when this all goes down and I'll bring a camera up there since they don't sell 'em in Oklahoma.

If I can get away I will bring some real hard, yellow, Texas wood for both of you fellers.
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Ok, eat your heart out guys:http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/attac...1&d=1167874922

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Oh Kevin??????....LOL

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Nice.....When were we gonna do those??
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Soon as time allows Steve...and there is a bunch of them, I just need to get the limits of cutting. There is a place another mile from this they want the cedars all cut on, and they said they are larger then these...well buddy, they don't get much bigger without being rotted....

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Easy fella don't get too giddy. I can see inner rot written all over that first one; that ain't what you're lookin for.
And the ones beyond look like their might be a few big ones but did you drive up to it?
Looks like you might get some out of here but based on what I can see from the pictures don't go buyin the farm yet . .. . .
Hope you score big though. Hard to tell from the pictures . . .
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