When cutting down a couple of Aspen groves, how many trees will hang up?
How would I know? It seems that I have this uncanny ability to underestimate the length of a tree. When cutting, I am finally quite good at felling the tree right where I intend to. Yet, I routinely seem to incorrectly figure the height of the tree and the when I do, the tree tends to hang up.
This trip since I just had one day to get my cutting done, I left the hung up trees for the wind (or I will take care of them when I clean things up and pull the others out of the woods).
I wanted to get enough wood on the ground so that I can finish cutting the timbers I need for the shed back home and I want to get all the planking that will be needed for the gable ends (inside and out) and cabin ceiling.
I’ve been cutting a couple of trees at a time and nailing up planking. However, just as I get into a rhythm and start making some good progress, I run out of wood and have to go back and cut and mill planking. I dropped enough wood so that if I spend a full weekend milling, I should have everything I need to finish off my current projects when I get back to nailing up the planking.