Yeah I was picking on you Woody, I gonna lay off a while though and be nice.
Paul I just used 20 years loosely, I really don't have an idea how big they would be in 20 years, I just kind of figured that the size they are now, combined with a couple decades would get them in the 20" range, but just shootin from the hip really.
Not trying to engage in fish stories, one of the adjoining tracts of land on the backside of us there is a conglomeration of three sycamores and one osage all growing out of the same big mound atop the intertwined root balls. I'm sure it ain't so, but this wooden mound appears to have fused together including the osage. Paul this is in your area of expertise - I have no idea if an osage can fuse with a sycamore, can that happen? The osage appears
to be growing out of this common wooden mound. Don't sound right though.
The largest of the sycs is around 5' across. I haven't had a look at it in a couple of years. I've told Daren about it and he said "what's the big deal it's a big sycamore, so what".
I think it'd have to be about 7' or better to impress him. Anyhow the tops are all tangled together and no way am I gonna drop it. I have started to a couple of times but each time I set my saw down and begin to assess how to drop the smallest one and still get away, the hair on the back of my neck stands up and the Grim Reaper is suddenly standing in front of me with a smirk as if to say "Kevin. It's a great idea. The wood is gorgeous. It's not hollow inside. Just think of the 10' wide 20' long book matched table sitting in your great room."
Any time old man reaper says to do this, then you better not do it. So I just pick up my saw, take a few steps before turning to him and say . . . "Alright, you cut it down. Call me when your done."