Wednesday, March 27, 2019

If Stumps Could Talk

I made a picture this morning while turkey hunting in the National Forest of  an old longleaf pine stump.  You could see ax marks on the stump but it was finally cut down with a crosscut saw.  You might ask, "How do I know it was with a crosscut saw?"  You can always tell  by the height of the stump.
I wonder where the lumber from this stump went to?  Is the building it was used for still standing?  Did the wood stay in Alabama or did it go up north like so much of the longleaf pine lumber?  What year was it cut?  How did they get the wood off of this steep mountain?
This stump is a testament to the quality of the wood in a longleaf pine. 

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