I try to cut the biggest ones I can,figure they are the seeders?lpo1981 said: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.
Relentless said:They provide good cover for a deer stand. Hold their leaves all winter.
The way I feel tooBSK said:Relentless said: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.
You are correct,but it was leaning that way,really good,figured I was ok with just back cutting it,might think about that.The_Utility_Dude said: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.
Diehard Hunter said:Beech is very fire sensitive, and it seems like fire would be a much better way to control them.