Processing a Big Pin Oak into Firewood and Saw Logs

Hey it's Brock here with Rock Hill Farms And I'm going to let the tractor warm up For a little bit and then we're gonna Run down and try to get a big tree Bucked up and if we get that far we're Going to mow the area where it was at And probably just mulch up some of the Smaller limbs I think we're gonna get a really nice Saw log out of that but we'll find out Should be a fun day Foreign [Applause] I think I showed this in a drone shot But there's a bunch of these trees that Are actually dead and I really wanted to Be out here felling more trees and Moving on to the next thing but a couple Days ago before my last video on this I Realized the next thing isn't to take Down another tree even if it needs it The next thing is to clean up this one That's been down for a while before Moving on Almost makes sense right All right here is a gigantic tree and I Remember walking the property after Recently after we bought it and I had Taken down the first tree off the Property and I thought that's one that I'll leave here forever or until it Comes down on its own but if you look And I'm still gonna leave it at least For now but it's got

A lot of damage to it that That tree's five or six foot wide at the Base I don't know if you can tell that It's enormous Like 10 foot up it's got that big damage Spot It's hollowed out dead inside so we'll See what happens [Music] [Music] Okay How many polls we got today it's usually Three or four [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] Mmm [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Music] Foreign To the other side of the tree we got About two big limbs still connected [Music]

Okay I'd say Pretty much the whole tree is broke down Into manageable pieces We got Most of this is brush I can pick up and Carry I'm sure some of them I'll go to Pick up and realize it needs to cut a Couple more places before I can sort it Between the brush and the firewood But Take I shut the chains off because it's Going to take me a little bit of time to Get all this pulled out of the way But once I get down to just the log That is a big log see how many See how much that can be turned into Lumber and how much of it's going to be Firewood so Better get to it [Music] [Applause] Foreign [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Applause] [Music] So a couple videos back when I came down Here And looked at this tree I said man this Whole trunk is good I actually I didn't

Say it on camera but I was asking myself It's been over a year ago I said why did I pick this tree to cut down out of all The trees on the property And as I come down it I see the answer About 14 15 foot up The whole side of the tree Is tore open and rotting so obviously This This had some signs that it was dying Before I cut it down Man this thing is big I'm definitely Gonna have to go get the skid loader I Think I'm gonna go ahead and cut the end Off a couple times then I'm going to go Up and get the skid loader and we'll see If we can get this moved I think I need to get it down to about 16 feet Or so left And get it cut off there so that Whenever I can cut halfway through and Then roll it I think that'd be the easiest way [Music] [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] [Music] All right That cut opening as I cut through from The car tells me I should be cutting Through the bottom first so I'm going to

Come up from the bottom and then I'll Finish from the top [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] I thought I was cut all the way through But there's a little strip on the back Where the fog is wider than my bar to go Nip that but I don't think this can move At all I think it just supported where It is [Music] So what I've been calling the bad spot Where this was dead up inside of it it's Only the last three feet of this and There is no When you look at the end of the log There's no bad spot in this at all it's Solid on both ends and all I've got to Do is cut this end off where my cut is And where this checking is I think we're Gonna have a really nice log So let's see how long it is Full length of the logs 210 inches half Of that's 105 inches Which is a little bit under nine feet Which means if I cut it in half then After cutting the end and everything Else we should still end up with two Pieces that are eight foot long Even after drying and processing So let's get it marked and get it cut Before we run out of daylight

[Music] Foreign [Music] Foreign [Music] [Music] Foreign So I love firewood but this is the prize Of this tree is the two logs We are at 29 inches here The other way the other end is kind of Oblong it's 27 One Direction and 25 the Other so it's got a decent amount of Taper in it But we're going to turn this into Lumber One Way or Another And I felt like this was a productive day Obviously I didn't have all day to spend Out here and there's still more work to Be done but I'm going to get this moved Up to the house Really just love Lumber people say I Hate trees I love trees I love Leaving them standing but also I love Everything about what happens when you Cut them down the process of cutting Them Burning firewood in a wood stove So running a sawmill drying the lumber The Woodworking I love everything about It I'm just really feel connected to it So anyway I appreciate you taking time To watch the video put links on the

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