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    Bronze Member amarlow's Avatar
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    Default Re: Stumps R Us

    What I am curious about is the tree in the background of your first photo, "4-26-07 Stumps R Us 5 resized.jpg." It's almost blocked by your loader arm, but looks as if it grew straight up for about five feet, then due west for about five feet, then straight up again. That's a special tree, yes? Should serve some special purpose, me thinks. Like, carefully feed it through a bandsaw mill a few times, form an S-shaped table, then use butterfly keys to hold the slabs together.
    -cherry-butterfly-key-jpg
    Random thoughts...

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    Elite Member bindian's Avatar
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    Default Re: Stumps R Us

    Quote Originally Posted by amarlow View Post
    What I am curious about is the tree in the background of your first photo, "4-26-07 Stumps R Us 5 resized.jpg." It's almost blocked by your loader arm, but looks as if it grew straight up for about five feet, then due west for about five feet, then straight up again. That's a special tree, yes? Should serve some special purpose, me thinks. Like, carefully feed it through a bandsaw mill a few times, form an S-shaped table, then use butterfly keys to hold the slabs together.
    -cherry-butterfly-key-jpg
    Random thoughts...

    ~Allen
    Amarlow,
    You are so right, that is a special tree. It was about that size and was that shape when I bought the property. Dad called it a saddle tree. It will not be cut by me.
    -10-15-07-saddle-tree
    hugs, Brandi

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    I understand some American Indians would do this to a tree to mark trails. Of course this tree is too young for this explaination!

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    Elite Member bindian's Avatar
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    Default Re: Stumps R Us

    Quote Originally Posted by MrChris View Post
    I understand some American Indians would do this to a tree to mark trails. Of course this tree is too young for this explaination!
    Usually this happens when another tree falls on the saddle tree (before being a saddle) and bows it over.
    I have a large cedar that has a small "S" in it where that happened.
    hugs, Brandi

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