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Or "Let there be light !" Having determined that too much shade has
been part of my poor garden performance , I have embarked on a project
to change that . Today 3 small white oaks and one largish maple tree
fell to my chainsaw . The trees on our land are so close together that
they grow tall but not too big around , and often grow leaned to get
light . That was the case with the maple , and had it gone the wrong way
I'd be building a new shop . I think the ones I took out today are going
to be enough to get morning sun , but there are a couple more oaks on
the west side that I think will need to come out too - I started there
before the weather went crazy . I won't be able to get over there until
it dries out some , I've got bare clay from a septic drainage project
done last summer . And the trees won't be wasted , they're going on my
firewood pile .
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Or "Let there be light !" Having determined that too much shade has been
part of my poor garden performance , I have embarked on a project to
change that . Today 3 small white oaks and one largish maple tree fell to
my chainsaw . The trees on our land are so close together that they grow
tall but not too big around , and often grow leaned to get light . That
was the case with the maple , and had it gone the wrong way I'd be
building a new shop . I think the ones I took out today are going to be
enough to get morning sun , but there are a couple more oaks on the west
side that I think will need to come out too - I started there before the
weather went crazy . I won't be able to get over there until it dries out
some , I've got bare clay from a septic drainage project done last summer
. And the trees won't be wasted , they're going on my firewood pile .


Would these oaks be the type you would use for smoking?

Mike


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On 3/3/2021 8:03 PM, Bloke Down The Pub wrote:
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Or "Let there be light !" Having determined that too much shade has been
part of my poor garden performance , I have embarked on a project to
change that . Today 3 small white oaks and one largish maple tree fell to
my chainsaw . The trees on our land are so close together that they grow
tall but not too big around , and often grow leaned to get light . That
was the case with the maple , and had it gone the wrong way I'd be
building a new shop . I think the ones I took out today are going to be
enough to get morning sun , but there are a couple more oaks on the west
side that I think will need to come out too - I started there before the
weather went crazy . I won't be able to get over there until it dries out
some , I've got bare clay from a septic drainage project done last summer
. And the trees won't be wasted , they're going on my firewood pile .


Would these oaks be the type you would use for smoking?

Mike



They could be used for smoking , but would need to be turned into
charcoal first . Woods used as wood for smoking are usually hickory ,
mesquite , and fruitwoods such as cherry or apple . I use hardwood lump
charcoal , never briquets . The woods I add are small quantities for
flavor - too much of any wood can make the meat taste bitter and like
creosote . Easy does it is the general rule .
Our land is heavily wooded with mostly red and white oak , plenty of
hickory and smaller numbers of other hardwoods . These trees I just cut
were NOT prime candidates for fire wood , but they were blocking the sun
from our garden . As much as I hated to harvest them , it is for the
greater good . I expect to gain as much as 3-4 hours more direct sun on
the garden . That IMO is more important than the loss of .001% of our
trees ... tomorrow I start tilling , prepping the new strawberry bed and
an area for cold-weather stuff like lettuce .
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