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Jstpssng

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I should have known since in my past log sales [white pine] I recall them saying only a handful of 8's was acceptable.
Oh well, when I get my future sawmill, I will have plenty of practice logs.
Hemlock keeps a lot better than pine or spruce, so you've got that going for you. ;)
Mills here don't like 10 foot either, if we could send all 16' logs they would be happy.
For a few days.
 

Skeans1

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Hemlock keeps a lot better than pine or spruce, so you've got that going for you. ;)
Mills here don't like 10 foot either, if we could send all 16' logs they would be happy.
For a few days.

Man I wish I could send even 16’s for hemlock our shortest is 26’s plus a foot of trim preferred is 36-40’s.
 

Jstpssng

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Man I wish I could send even 16’s for hemlock our shortest is 26’s plus a foot of trim preferred is 36-40’s.
If I had 150 foot tall trees I wouldn't want to mess around with short logs, either.

Oh wait, those are the trees which you are cutting because they're inferior growing stock. :D
 

Skeans1

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If I had 150 foot tall trees I wouldn't want to mess around with short logs, either.

Oh wait, those are the trees which you are cutting because they're inferior growing stock. :D

Heck they all get cut into 8’ lengths anyways so what would 16’s hurt.
 

BackRoad

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Mr. Skeans, does your Ash have the borer infestation in the PNW?

In northern PA, you can drive by mountains covered in trees, and all the Ash are standing dead.
 

Gordon Gould

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Softwood for dimension lumber used to be anything over 8' in 2' foot increments plus trim to match the common retail 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 market. Now with all the super mechanized and specialized mills all they want here is 12's and 16's. Because of the mill high efficiency when they only have to handle 2 different lengths it is cheaper to trash 2' pieces to get 10's and 14's for the retail market.

That's a bummer FruitCakes. I haven't found a place for 8's in a long long time here. 8's and 10's fit on my truck so nice. Now it's 12's only because 16's are just to much. Last year they shut down 14's which I didn't mind if it was just a few. But 12's are bad enough.

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Skeans1

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@[mention]hunt4570 [/mention]
This stuff is junk trust me it stinks when it’s burnt if I was going to smoke with something I’d rather use Red Alder it leaves a really nice flavor.

@[mention]BackRoad [/mention]
If it does it wouldn’t matter the closest mill that accepts black ash is about 1.5hr away with almost no pay for it, here’s another weird one for you most of the mills won’t take oak.
 
 
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