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    Tractor harvesting trees at a tree farm - GIF

    Tractor harvesting trees at a tree farm. I like how he sets them down.




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    Jon, any odea where and what species? Very tall and spindly, looked to be high pruned but never thinned?! Certainly not North America, Australia or NZ. Maybe Asian? Seems a fair amount of mismanagement to bring so little yield of fibre at harvest...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beserkleyboy View Post
    Jon, any odea where and what species? Very tall and spindly, looked to be high pruned but never thinned?! Certainly not North America, Australia or NZ. Maybe Asian? Seems a fair amount of mismanagement to bring so little yield of fibre at harvest...
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    Looks like Paulonea by the juvenile leaves on RHS. They grow fast and straight if some attention is given in early years. The soft hardwood needs special machining processes that has slowed the BOOM here in Aus.

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    Ranald, I had a thought about Paulonia, the supposed miracle tree of the late 80s, early 90s...near worthless timber for any use but shutter blades, and then only if mature enough to have a close(r) ring count, sort of the oxymoron of fast growing 'weed' species ...and very careful drying without case hardening, (very difficult in very low density timbers). Probably the only thing it had going for it was fast growth, but at the cost of useless fibre, go figure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beserkleyboy View Post
    Ranald, I had a thought about Paulonia, the supposed miracle tree of the late 80s, early 90s...near worthless timber for any use but shutter blades, and then only if mature enough to have a close(r) ring count, sort of the oxymoron of fast growing 'weed' species ...and very careful drying without case hardening, (very difficult in very low density timbers). Probably the only thing it had going for it was fast growth, but at the cost of useless fibre, go figure...
    Jim in hot and sticky South Coast NSW
    Yeah Jim. It was another fizzer like rabbits, cane toads, foxes, privit, blue top, GRT but a bit easier to manage. Easier than our teatrees in the US everglades.



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