Cutting down trees

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Re: Cutting down trees

Post by Zasso Nouka » Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 am

Zaimondos wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:27 pm
I'll take gonbechan's advice and try turning them into charcoal, and if that fails I'll try to incinerate them in September.
I think it was @Eric in Japan that posted a video or some pictures on using totan to make large amounts of biochar.
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(I had been burning stuff in drums but now paranoid after I was told that the max fine in this area for burning out of season is 3 million yen).
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Re: Cutting down trees

Post by LeeB » Mon May 20, 2019 7:32 am

"What did the pros use to cut it down in the first place? I'm guessing just bigger chainsaws?"

Yep.

First a couple of people put on those spikes on their shoes and some kind of harness and climbed the tree and cut the fronds off along with those bunches of 'nuts' or whatever they are called that the trees make that were on there at that time. You know those little ones that stay up in the tree until they fall all over your yard or the bats eat?

Next, they cut the trunk off into chunks and let them fall into the yard.

When they fell they thankfully missed the apple trees (which were much smaller back then), but put some huge dents in the yard when they hit.

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Re: Cutting down trees

Post by Eric in Japan » Thu May 23, 2019 7:01 pm

Zasso Nouka wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 am

I think it was @Eric in Japan that posted a video or some pictures on using totan to make large amounts of biochar.
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=84&p=925&hilit=charcoal#p903

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Re: Cutting down trees

Post by Ibaraki llama » Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 am

Thanks, I’ll give that a go!