This white oak tree came down after years of being eaten by ants and other borers. It would make good firewood, but it will make even nicer lumber. White oak is very weather resistant, and once it’s cut and dried I can use it for outdoor projects. If I dry it in a kiln to eliminate the bugs, it will make some nice indoor projects too.
Ants really seem to enjoy oak wood, and it seems like every year I’m losing another tree, including red oak, white oak, and chestnut oak. I’m trying to manage the ant population, but as indicated from the inside of this stump, a lot of my trees have been dead for years and just haven’t admitted it yet.
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General pinless moisture meter: https://amzn.to/3hnlYvC
24" Granberg mill: https://amzn.to/3xlGZwA (The one I have)
30" Granberg mill: https://amzn.to/3jOQzUF
36" Granberg mill: https://amzn.to/3jMzdrp (The one I wish I had)
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Stihl chainsaw: https://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/professional-saws/ms661cm/