We were recently called in by a customer in Lake Geneva, WI to give new life to a large oak on his property. This Burr Oak, a member of the White Oak section Quercus, was struck by lightning recently unfortunately bringing its days as a shade tree to a close. Estimated at ~250 years old, it measured an average of 45 inches in diameter as the base of it's trunk. We used our chainsaw mill to rip the sections in half before moving them onto the sawmill.
We enjoyed working with our customer in his father; sharing the love for preservation and conservation with fellow woodworkers. Thank you for the opportunity!
A farmer was removing a tree line that was encroaching upon his ability to maximize yields on his fields. Instead of burning all of the trees, we were able to salvage most of the sound ones for milling into lumber, here's a few shots during the process and unloading the cut lumber.
We recently milled up some oak trees through our cost sharing program for this client. The client is in process of doing some forestry management on their property. This Oak was a bit troublesome to mill as the trunk had two main branches coming out of it and was rotten at the base. We still managed to save quite a bit of it though. Take a look at some of the pictures we snapped during the process.