GRRRRRRR! Tree rustlers
Had a fair size paulonia tree in a fence row at the far end of the property. Was thinking about cutting it for turning blanks. Went up to that end of the property this am and found that paulonia tree and a large cherry had been cut. The cherry was probably about 28 inches in diameter chest high. The branches were still laying but the trunks were gone. There is a seldom used dirt road there about 20 feet the other side of the fence row. I could see by the tracks in the weeds that whoever took it had a trailer, but probably 10% of the folks around here have flat bed trailers. No heavy machine evidence so they had some way to lift the logs onto the trailer. Must have been a week ago. heavy rains washed away all evidence of tire tread. Found a couple cigarette butts. Cops pretty much said without a witness and tag number, they would not even do a report. That area is a half mile from the house and over a hill where we can not see. I have a suspicion who it may have been and know he is cagey enough not to store any logs at his property. Checked with neighbors, Regular Sgt Schultz they are. With the storm last week taking out hundreds of trees, Nobody is paying attention to logs being hauled around.