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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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