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#3199335 - 03/21/13 11:29 AM More Beech trees going down
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Got done early yesterday,decided to go take some more down before it gets hot.Hoping something better will take it place.Or,let the white oaks take off more.
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#3199336 - 03/21/13 11:30 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Football Hunter]
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#3199339 - 03/21/13 11:31 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Football Hunter]
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Bout cut enough Beeches in one area to create a pretty good thicket I think!
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#3199483 - 03/21/13 01:13 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Football Hunter]
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Cool! Keep it up. I have a ton that need to get cut down.
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#3199504 - 03/21/13 01:31 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Been working on that myself, most of my beeches aren't that large, if they are I've been leaving the larger and cutting everything else down.. Hoping to get back at it soon myself.
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#3199934 - 03/21/13 08:41 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: lpo1981]
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Did a little work on my beeches today. Worked for close to an hour but didnt even look like I accomplished much.
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#3200387 - 03/22/13 08:40 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: seaton0024]
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I call the little ones sons of beeches.
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#3200523 - 03/22/13 10:54 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: lpo1981]
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 Originally Posted By: lpo1981
Been working on that myself, most of my beeches aren't that large, if they are I've been leaving the larger and cutting everything else down.. Hoping to get back at it soon myself.
I try to cut the biggest ones I can,figure they are the seeders?
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#3202906 - 03/24/13 09:45 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Football Hunter]
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football the great big ones do seed looks like maybe 2-3 years apart but they are gone in a matter of a few days. I'm leaving the big ones for that reason and they are too big to mess with. Cut about 100 or so this week not even dented them but sure hard on the back !
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#3204613 - 03/26/13 03:14 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: SALTMAN]
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Deer love beech nuts
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#3204916 - 03/26/13 08:11 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Doskil]
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They provide good cover for a deer stand. Hold their leaves all winter.
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#3205766 - 03/27/13 06:00 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Relentless]
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 Originally Posted By: Relentless
They provide good cover for a deer stand. Hold their leaves all winter.


That's what burlap is for! ;\)

I hate beeches and the way they hold their leaves all winter. I cut everyone down near some of my favorite stand locations. I'm tired of not being able to get a 15 yard shot due to the forest of young beeches.
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#3205825 - 03/27/13 06:55 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Relentless
They provide good cover for a deer stand. Hold their leaves all winter.


That's what burlap is for! ;\)

I hate beeches and the way they hold their leaves all winter. I cut everyone down near some of my favorite stand locations. I'm tired of not being able to get a 15 yard shot due to the forest of young beeches.
The way I feel too
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#3205826 - 03/27/13 06:57 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Doskil]
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 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Deer love beech nuts
They might,guess so,but I would rather give room for the White Oaks to grow,for food,and the other timber quality trees to grow.
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#3205862 - 03/27/13 07:47 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Doskil]
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 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Deer love beech nuts


I think most would disagree. I'd say a deer that "loves" beech nuts doesn't have much else to eat.
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#3206097 - 03/28/13 05:38 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Doskil]
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Not trying to be a smart azz Football but that's a pretty scary looking "barber chair" in the 2nd pic. I'm not a professional but I have cut a lot of firewood in my time. I think you need to cut a better lead before you make your felling cut. Those straight across, single cut leads are fine for smaller trees but dangerous, IMO, for the size trees you are cutting. The "barber chair" tree doesn't appear to have a lead cut in it.

Again, I'm not trying to be a smart azz, I'd just hate to see you get hurt...or even worse.
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#3206435 - 03/28/13 11:12 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
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 Originally Posted By: The_Utility_Dude
Not trying to be a smart azz Football but that's a pretty scary looking "barber chair" in the 2nd pic. I'm not a professional but I have cut a lot of firewood in my time. I think you need to cut a better lead before you make your felling cut. Those straight across, single cut leads are fine for smaller trees but dangerous, IMO, for the size trees you are cutting. The "barber chair" tree doesn't appear to have a lead cut in it.

Again, I'm not trying to be a smart azz, I'd just hate to see you get hurt...or even worse.
You are correct,but it was leaning that way,really good,figured I was ok with just back cutting it,might think about that.
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#3206498 - 03/28/13 11:53 AM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Football Hunter]
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A question for those of you that cut beech trees to control them. How much stump and root sprouting do you get? Have you ever monitored that? Beech is very fire sensitive, and it seems like fire would be a much better way to control them.
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#3206583 - 03/28/13 01:11 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Ive seen no resprouting so far,been cutting em for a couple years,not really into fires,hate for one to get out of control
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#3206642 - 03/28/13 02:02 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
Beech is very fire sensitive, and it seems like fire would be a much better way to control them.


Probably true, but oaks are pretty fire sensative too! I simply can't justify risking a large section of oaks just to control beeches which are easily cut down (at least the wrist-sized beeches I'm cutting, which take about 5 seconds apiece with a chainsaw). I kill larger beeches with girdling or hack-and-squirt herbicides.
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#3206818 - 03/28/13 04:41 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
A question for those of you that cut beech trees to control them. How much stump and root sprouting do you get? Have you ever monitored that? Beech is very fire sensitive, and it seems like fire would be a much better way to control them.

Ive not seen alot of resprouting out of larger beech but have out of smaller ones. I treat with Tordon if Im worried about it.
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#3206952 - 03/28/13 07:09 PM Re: More Beech trees going down [Re: BSK]
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How fire sensitive are Beeches?Might not be a bad afternoon,with a fire around the base,and a six pack \:\)
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