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Forest and lumber jack tools


In the "Example projects window" thread I mentioned my new tools and a forest I bought.,57680.msg434491.html#msg434491
Not related to Pascal programming but I guess some more info here in Miscellaneous->Other is OK.

So, I bought a longer 18" Husqvarna X-Force bar and X-Cut chain for my Jonsered chain saw. Here is its first cut :
The cut diameter of that spruce tree was about half a meter. A longer bar + chain makes cutting easier.
I got a narrow 1.3 mm version of the 18" bar and chain. Traditionally such long bars+chains are 1.5 mm wide.
It requires less power from the saw. In essence the saw feels more powerful then. Makes a good combination with Jonsered CS 2152.

--- Quote from: Thaddy on February 15, 2022, 05:40:03 pm ---Serious power tool! Can I rent it? We have a piece of forest in Lithuania (inherited, 7 Ha) Should be right next door across the Baltic  :D
( Now playing "when I'am 64" have to wait till Monday....)

--- End quote ---
You have more forest than I have. True, Lithuania is not very far but its climate is already more southern and the tree fauna slightly different.

Here are some pictures of my property :

Block 4 in the first picture requires thinning. Such a dense forest is caused by clearcutting + planting new trees.
Another part has young spruces planted after a clearcut. Typical mess with birch and willow taking over. The small spruces must be tended initially.
Part is old swamp with ditches. It is beneficial to have forest growing there constantly as trees suck and evaporate water.
I will not do clearcutting. Instead I will remove selected trees and let the forest renew naturally. I will learn technical details about it.
The idea is not to maximize financial profit. It gives me free hands to experiment.

We gave away the profits to one of the villagers for now. My Wife and I live in the Netherlands, but will retire in Lithuania.
Add some pictures later...

We live in whats called greybox forest in Central Victoria, AU, have about 4 Ha of mostly less than 100 year old trees, a few old ones that escaped the timber cutters during the gold rush. I am only permitted to cut down a tree that is too close to the house for fire safety, big issue here !

We keep the house warm in Winter with trees that were knocked down (with a permit) some 12 years ago to build the house and with what falls naturally.

All our wood here is hardwood, excellent firewood but tough on chainsaws, while I have used a thin chain model, I prefer the 'normal', thicker one, lasts a lot longer in our case here.

We have a lot of wildlife here, kangaroos go past lougeroom window twice a day, many smaller animals, even a few Eastern Brown snakes. And ants, they are more the problem.

I would live no where else on Earth, hope your (both) plans work out.



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