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TAMS taking chainsaws to the widowmakers

By johnboy - 4 May 2010 8

The Canberra Times brings word that the Department of Territory and Municipal Services is kicking off another round of felling dangerous street trees.

Apparently the majority of the 1,719 trees marked for oblivion are eucalypts.

What happens to the firewood?

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TAMS taking chainsaws to the widowmakers
Postalgeek 3:36 pm 05 May 10

p1 said :

I wouldn’t be burning green wood, it clogs your chimney, leads to house fires and burns much cooler (so you need to burn more).

Yes, but it is easier to cut, and if you stack it for a year it stops being green…

Pretty much what we do. Any wood I find lying around gets stacked for a year before burning. Sometimes 2 years.

sloppery 2:12 pm 05 May 10

p1 said :

I wouldn’t be burning green wood, it clogs your chimney, leads to house fires and burns much cooler (so you need to burn more).

Yes, but it is easier to cut, and if you stack it for a year it stops being green…

Exactly. As a kid, my old man used to get our firewood delivered every Autumn, and then spend Autumn and winter cutting and stcking next years firewood in the garden shed, and we’d burn last years stuff that had sat inside drying for 12 months.

p1 1:36 pm 05 May 10

I wouldn’t be burning green wood, it clogs your chimney, leads to house fires and burns much cooler (so you need to burn more).

Yes, but it is easier to cut, and if you stack it for a year it stops being green…

ConanOfCooma 1:06 pm 05 May 10

I wouldn’t be burning green wood, it clogs your chimney, leads to house fires and burns much cooler (so you need to burn more).

You also need the chimney cleaned more often.

p1 1:47 pm 04 May 10

By the time they came to finish the job everything but the thickest trunks had been ‘removed’….

From what I have seen this appears to be a deliberate strategy. Weirdly for something involving the government, it actually makes a lot of sense.

Postalgeek 1:02 pm 04 May 10

Couple of years ago TAMS chopped down a number of trees in a park opposite us and left them there for a couple of weeks. By the time they came to finish the job everything but the thickest trunks had been ‘removed’ and stacked away down the side of several houses in the area. I took my trailer over to gather some of the large logs to chop up at my leisure. Certainly made their job quicker.

dvaey 11:31 am 04 May 10

p1 said :

Most of the wood is chipped on site, and the larger logs are put on a truck and taken to one of the ACT Government’s log yards.

I know where Im going to get my firewood next season…

p1 10:27 am 04 May 10

What happens to the firewood?

Most of the wood is chipped on site, and the larger logs are put on a truck and taken to one of the ACT Government’s log yards. After that? I think they eventually chip them too…

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