The Camp looks terrible right now (Lots of pics)

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It's a long story but we ended up having the place clear cut and I have lots of work to do to get ready to replant. Here's the pics I promised some of you.

This is standing in the camp yard looking toward the shooting house/ Sumosmoke's palace

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This is from the camp yard looking toward the road on the far end (see all those piles I have to burn anybody need firewood
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Here's more random shots

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I have lots of work to do so we can get it all replanted hopefully next winter. One of the first things will be getting all that debris that's not stacked on the piles onto them and burn them
 
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Here's some random pics of the place when we bought it

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This was that long road in the first set of pics

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Here's some pics of what I had it looking like after we bought it before clear cutting it

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These are that same road again

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Very cool Jerry !

I like the before pics better, but it would be rather hard to do any planting the way it was.   
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Looks like you already got a lot done!

Bear
 
Dude ,Jerry said those trees were not the right type that were planted and were about as grown as they would get . Time to plant anew and start over
 
Man that is too bad - takes a long time for good trees to grow up
 
I will be in the neighborhood next weekend.

Going to checkout the KOA cabins and go over to Ponce.

Keep up the good work.

>>>some folks just have to have a mission.....looks like way too much work for a geriatric old fart like me...

  Have a great day and here's one of those new thumbs up thingys!!

    Craig
 
I like the way it looks here, why did you clear cut it? What are you going to plant? What did you do with all those trees?
 
Here's some pics of what I had it looking like after we bought it before clear cutting it

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These are that same road again

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The quality of the seedlings they used when they planted was poor and the trees had pretty much stopped growing. At 26 years old they were much smaller than they should have been and as the logger said cut them now or cut them in 10 years the trees will be the same. The trees were all sold to a couple different mills depending on size. We will replant with Pine trees again just a better improved variety. We have right at 100 acres here and I lease another 150 next to me. Its gonna be a long process getting it ready but hopefully this time next year it will all have been replanted
 
Silly question perhaps but why not do a selective cut? Say, remove 50-60% this year and replant in open areas, then annually remove some more more of the old growth and replant.
 
I'm sure there are better tools but we have used a gravel rake to clean up chunks left behind from tree lines that we have removed.  A local dairy bought a tree farm and cleared it for crops and pasture, they had what looked like was rock picker going around the fields picking up chunks.  Part of being a good steward involves management and starting over sometimes. 
 
very cool, never seen the process. looking forward to the progress piney........
 
Jerry, I understand the clear cutting and it looks like they did something with the stumps too,  I planted some of those tree's when we built the big ranch house here and after about 25 years they had to go, I did not have the number of trees you did but a few here and there and had to get a company to remove them for the logs.  I live in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwestern Virginia where the mountains are very close together and straight up and down so I know a bit about trees and when they have to go.  Are you going to completely replant it with trees or are you going to leave an area the you and your family can enjoy like your own little park?  I saw where someone had a lot of wood cut and stacked up in kind of a clearing.  Might be nice to save a little place for fun.  It looks like you got a lot of piles to burn but that will go fast when you get started.  Keep us posted on the progress.  I know what you will be doing this summer, besides smoking meat!  Take  care Jerry.

Your Friend,

Barry

aka VirginiaSmokeSignal
 
  Are you going to completely replant it with trees or are you going to leave an area the you and your family can enjoy like your own little park?  I saw where someone had a lot of wood cut and stacked up in kind of a clearing.  Might be nice to save a little place for fun. 
i'm thinkin' a fishin' hole is in order! 
 
Ok Jerry One urgent question and one warning,,,, The Question first is there still a place for me, my chair and a cooler full of beer and oysters????

Secondly, when rick read firewood I heard him drop the phone grab the saw and start the truck,,, watch out an old billy goat may be comming to steal your wood,,,,,

What a good excuse to go see Jerry

Pix make me look forward to April..
 
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