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Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:42:36 PM »
Hello,

We will be clearing trees from the right of way on the Mountain over the winter, as this work is permitted contingent on the ground being frozen.

Mike plans to begin at the bridge site this Saturday.

We will also be clearing next Tuesday, January 2.  Details on Tuesday's work TBD after this Saturday.

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Jason
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 11:04:54 AM by Jason M Lamontagne »

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 10:49:33 PM »
Unless they added another day to this year, Tuesday will be January 2nd..

Plans were to get the dozer to the bridge site, but the cold weather has made that a chore. We still may get it up there on Saturday, but not to do any work..

Plenty of trees on the extension to be cut. There are a few pine trees to cut, and 2 at Fossel Crossing (not an official name) that I cut for the contractor could be cleaned up, and we could work north from there.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 11:05:30 AM »
“Unless they added another day to this year, Tuesday will be January 2nd..”

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 10:49:08 PM »
Dozer is now on Trout Brook ROW. Next Saturday we should plan a good start for tree removal. We talked this morning and have a good plan, and I think it will go very quickly. I walked to the brook, and it is frozen solid. There is little to no frost in the ground, so we will have to pay attention so we don't disturb the soil.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 10:57:36 PM »


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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 11:11:13 PM »
Will the cutting and clearing occuring on Saturday also include burning? Long-range forecast says next Sat will be still very, very cold (single-digit highs, if it makes it above 0.)
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 11:23:11 PM »
I hope so..
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 11:55:07 PM »
Expected tree cutting this week.

TOM North on Wednesday.

Trout Brook Saturday.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 06:13:29 AM »
Your local TV weather shows an intense snow/wind storm traveling north just off the coast should drop about 6 or more inches in the WW&F area Thursday, remaining cold, clearing and getting colder over the weekend.
Pics show a snowy TB work start just in from Rt 218.

Good luck.
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 11:31:33 PM »


This is how it started off. The dozer just would not fire this morning at -4. That was 11am... So the guys decided to take an early lunch while I gathered the generator and torpedo heater...10 minutes of this and the dozer took right off.

Fairly productive day. All the small brush was cut up and stacked out of the zone. There are some pictures that were taken while we did this.

Last thing we did was cut one large yellow birch. This proved to be a bear to get out whole, so the guys cut some of the leaders off of it while I repositioned the dozer. And then it came out.

A great start. I think Saturday will be a slow day because of the expected high of 1..
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2018, 12:44:26 AM »
Jasons pictures.

Before lunch..



After lunch









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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 01:25:04 AM »
Great shots one and all but it looks to have been bitterly cold. I can't fault that dozer for not wanting to start without some extra warming. I hope you had a fire nearby to give you all a place to warm up a bit although I don't see one in any of the pictures.

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2018, 01:36:47 AM »
No fire. We were too busy..but we got the pile closer to the Trout Brook parking lot, so maybe one can be had on a cold Saturday..
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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 01:58:59 AM »
Looks like you could use a Lombard to help drag all that timber out of there.  Any good hardwood to go to the sawmill?

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Re: Mountain Extension Tree Clearing
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 02:10:16 AM »
One of the great things about these pictures is that they are reminiscent of so many pictures from many years ago - pictures of places where we now run trains. :D
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