Wood lot work

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  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Grizzled Veteran

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    I do most of it in late winter, though circumstances prevented my finishing. Today was a productive one. I cut up 8 downed trees. Then while in the oak flats I cut out6 more trees to open the area around the oaks. Some had to be cut other I hinged and winched down. I then sprayed 4 small plots. Now the rain begins again.
    Anyone else working their woods before summer really kicks in?
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Have my clover in waiting for it to get going doing some hand weeding, have some saw work to do for sure.
     
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    I got some hinge cutting done in January and February. The past three years I’ve hunted this piece of property I’ve seen less and less decent bucks, but put in more and more work through out the year, so this year, I’m staying out for the most part.
     
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    Yes I normally stay out of this particular area before now because it is a bedding area. But all the work I started in Feb. Had to be cleaned up. I have work trails and deer recovery trail that were blocked. This and I had left certain trees under the oak to grow with the purpose to cut later for more cover and nesting. I also cut a mature stand of popular that cut a walking trail. That need to be cleaned up. Once done this week I'll not go in until first hunt. I don't even put cams there.
    Here's a couple of 20190531_082405.jpg 20190531_081627.jpg pics of trail plots I put in recently
     
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    I got most of the work done this winter, but there’s always something that needs to be done later on. Need to get in there and work up the plots, hopefully it will dry up enough to get that done soon!
     
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    Are those trail plots going to be clover? I am starting the small forested plot process myself this year, trying to choose locations wisely. Was that a natural trail, or did you create it over time?
     
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    Most of my inner woodland plots are trail plots and yes it is a pasture clover of white and red clovers. Because they grow on grass pastures they handle the shaded area's and the moisture challenge. Trees can dry soils fast.
    Those trails were produced during a logging many years ago. I told the loggers where they needed to skid the trees out. Others I have cut to specific routes. They have had a variety of plantings over the years. One was Succraseed HSG beef mix. I sent them pics and they featured the plot in their testimonials. Clover was the size of my hand. I have several others that I rotate out crops. Cowpeas, mixed legumes, brassica, winter grains. All told I maintain 10 such trails .
     
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    Good stuff. I started a 1/8 acre clover plot in fairly thick cover, off a game trail. I cleared out enough trees to get decent sunlight. My goal is to have a few spots like this that grow well, and hopefully provide some forage in the winter with different crops.
     
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    I'll see if I can get some older pics of other plots in the next day or so you can see. 2 of them are in my turkey hunting pics. Those were planted in plot spike last year. They still had some clovers and winter grains.
     
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    20171006_075640_resized.jpg IMG_2043.JPG Ok so I had a bit of a problem with the saw this a.m., which had me on the computer looking for the nearest least expensive bar and chain. first time in 12 yrs not bad and the hubby wasn't upset . me being cheap I am PO'd 50+ bucks. that won't happen again. Anyways before I get on the road here are some pics I pulled up while on hold.

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