Just about 25 seconds ago, I walked into the house after completing my last trip out of the woods with firewood for this year. I’ve decided – I’m finished. I’ve got wood in the garage and out in the back yard sitting on pallets. The wood that’s outside has been covered up with old paneling that I removed from the basement. I stored that up above the garage, waiting for a day like today. Not much other use for paneling, I suppose.
I have my eye on next year’s trees as well. Beyond the three Ash trees I told you about in my previous post, I think there’s good firewood potential in some large Poplars out back. Probably them as well as a few larger White Birches. What I’m trying to do is thin the clusters of giant trees so my removals are barely noticeable. There are so many young ones eagerly awaiting the sunlight that I think we’ll have good resources for years to come. Even back in the woods, I’m noticing all these new Maples bursting up from the ground. The trees I took down already didn’t open up any more sunlight, but they’re ready for it if by some chance, more light does peek through.
Besides planning the trees I’ll be taking down in the Spring, I also have a new chainsaw purchase planned. Right now, I’ve got a nice Stihl MS 250, which has done the job for me for over seven years. It’s still in great shape, but moving up to wood country has taught me that I need a larger firewood saw. First, take a look at my current Stihl MS 250:
My Thoughts on the Stihl MS250 Chainsaw
I think a larger saw with a 24 inch bar really is in order. I used to use the Stihl 038 all day long back in my tree removal days and I haven’t used one since, so it’ll be refreshing getting my hands on a saw with more size and power. What I’ve decided will fit the bill is the Husqvarna 460 24-Inch Rancher chain saw. After watching a few videos of guys cutting wood with this saw, I know it’ll look good on me and do what I need it to do. And I’ll be able to flush cut those two stumps that are two wide for my Stihl – the Maple and the Cherry stumps.
Want to see the saw I’m talking about? Of course you do. Feast your eyes on this:
The Chainsaw Guy Shop Talk – Husqvarna 460 Chainsaw 24-Inch