Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - December 3, 2017 - Fun in the Sun!

A Perfect Day!  Sunshine, good friends, the aroma of two-cycle oil and the dulcet tones of a growling chainsaw.  It just doesn't get any better than that!  That's Jim on the saw, piling up the rounds and chips.

We just received word from Jonathan Wordingham of the Ontario-Walworth Rotary that they need another 10 face cords of C4C firewood in order to meet their 2017 goal.  This amounts to an additional $750 headed to Camp Onseyawa for children with special needs (https://www.onseyawa.org/).  The Rotarians will be by to pick it all up here soon.  What a great TEAM!

Below is a peek at the current pile.  I think it's 5 rows deep on the right and 3 rows deep on the left.  Each row is about 1.5 face cords.  Elsa, Eileen, Dana and Keith moved the wood and stacked the sticks.  Where is everyone?  Must be that the gang is in the sugar house eating donuts and pastries!  Thanks Eileen and Elsa for the goodies.

The Tin Man, prior to being galvanized, takes a mighty whack:

Nick hauls yet another load.

The American splitter is a brute in the capable hands of Kathy, Eileen, and Greg.

Here we are, at the end, after hot dogs and beer, without the beer.  Left to right:  Dana, Kathy, Greg, David, Eileen, Elsa and Nick (not shown are Keith, Jim, and yours truly.)  Thanks to Keith for preparing and cooking lunch. 

That's a new mountain of logs from Tom Gerow and his team at Wagner Hardwoods.  Thanks Wagner for the great timber!  We could not do this and raise the money for charity without your generosity.

If you're a NYFOA member and want to have some fun while doing good, please send Eileen a note at dschaefer1@frontiernet.net.  She will place you on the mailing list so that you will be aware of the next event (February).  If you'd rather just attend the post-firewood social, you're more than welcome!  It really is a fine time for all. 

If you would like to donate working equipment (e.g. hydraulic log splitter, maul, chainsaw, etc) or cash to help defray some expenses, please send me a note (dfaklis@frontiernet.net).  NYFOA and the charities would be grateful.

 

Views: 74

Comment

You need to be a member of CornellForestConnect to add comments!

Join CornellForestConnect

Forum

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge 15 hours ago. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Linda Rohleder yesterday. 1 Reply

Check out www.inaturalist.org Contribute to ScienceEvery observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific…Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Linda Rohleder yesterday. 1 Reply

Smart phones have GPS.  Has anyone figured out how to use them for mapping wooded land.  I am especially interested in a way to map  my logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

Agroforestry

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Aug 11. 0 Replies

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risksContinue

Urban Forestry Presentation Link

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health May 24. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry Presentation Link ---- …Continue

Stone Walls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 14. 0 Replies

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those of coastal New England.  I remember one property on…Continue

Do Trees Talk to each other? See Video

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Apr 24. 0 Replies

Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED TalkVideo for How trees communicate with each other▶ 18:19https://www.ted.com/.../suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_…Continue

Forest Health

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Mar 8. 0 Replies

Why Logs Are Important ---…Continue

Badge

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service