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Does anybody with any experience know whether or not it is ok to do this this time of year. I was concerned with the trees going dormant it might kill them.

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Go for it. Now is a good time. They might snap a little easier if it is really cold out, but I wouldn't worry about that much.

[Edited on 12-9-2009 by HabitatMD]
 

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It don't matter, cause they will resprout this next growing season. Just be sure to leave enough bark and vascular system so that the top of the tree doesn't get top killed.
 

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I think this is the best time of year to do it personally. It brings lots of branches down to browse level for deer. More cover for the little critters too. If anyone is going to cut trees in general, winter is the time. No ticks, skeeters, chiggars, getting too hot, and you'll stay plenty warm even if its cold out.

Sorry, just another plug for doing it now. :cheers:

[Edited on 12-9-2009 by HabitatMD]
 

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I will third cutting the trees in the winter. It is a great time to add browse for deer and cover for wildlife like MD stated. I have had deer come in when they hear the saw running (dinner bell) in the wintertime and watch me cut their lunch down. They then hammer the buds on the trees. :cheers:
 

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I have brush/wood everywhere in my yard.So far I have dropped 8 or 9 trees that were leaning towards the house,4 were sweetgum hate those trees and have topped out 5 in the last couple weekends.I have about 12-15 to top out still yet.Tryin to beat the ice storms and wont have to rake too many leaves for a couple falls.:D

Have made brushpiles all around the edge of my woods for critters

[Edited on 12-10-2009 by Big L]
 

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I have a question on this. My brother and I have decided after seeing how much the deer come to browse after we cut, we are gonna try to have one person cut while the other hangs a stand and see what all we draw. Has any of you ever tried that.
 

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[rquote=1506085&tid=104909&author=limbhanger28]I have a question on this. My brother and I have decided after seeing how much the deer come to browse after we cut, we are gonna try to have one person cut while the other hangs a stand and see what all we draw. Has any of you ever tried that. [/rquote]

Thought about it since the deer will not show up till after you are done for the most part. It would be a good idea to try after cutting for a week or two IMO. :cheers:
 

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I'd think that would be a bit quick personally.
 

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Hmmmm, would that be considered baiting?
 

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[rquote=1506306&tid=104909&author=Thayer]Hmmmm, would that be considered baiting? [/rquote]

We call it timber manipulation. :D
 
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