And another thing...

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  1. dudders

    dudders Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    I had to chuck out a chainsaw chain the other day, after it clipped the top of a nail embedded deep within an ash trunk. No sign of it on the outside at all. Banging nails and staples into trees is a real farmer thing, but it can cause huge damage to machinery and even people. Here's a few pics of stuff I've come across recently. DSCN2607.JPG P1010671.JPG PA130667.JPG DSCN2607.JPG P1010671.JPG PA130667.JPG
     
  2. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Could be worse 661b789837faa17f5e4e51225cdd317b.jpg
     
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  3. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    The estate owner near here bought old timber from Inverness harbour when it was getting done up years ago. Big lumps of redwood from the states.
    He was getting it milled down into smaller pieces when the saw blade was wrecked. As it was in a huge lump of timber they decided to cut it open to see what it was that they had hit. It was an Indians arrowhead.
     
  4. sawdust

    sawdust Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    Old hardwoods from around Kilmartin Glen area were banned from the saw mills as too many lengths were riddled with musket shot. :cool:
     
  5. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    That and maybe arrowheads from old Martin the crazy wee Englishman and his replica bows and arrows.

    (You might not know him)
     
  6. sawdust

    sawdust Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    :scratchhead:
    I must be too young... :LOL::oldman:
     
  7. Seriously, nailing fences to trees.:wtf:
     
  8. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    He was around kilmartin 8-9 years ago.
     
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  9. sawdust

    sawdust Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    Bet he wasn't as big a rogue as Jimmy Smith was :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  10. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    They last far longer than wooden stakes ;)
     
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  11. Kevtherev

    Kevtherev Member

    Location:
    Welshpool Powys
    Common practice yeas ago
     
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  12. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    Must of been travelling at a hell of a speed for that to happen.:LOL:
     
  13. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Its an interesting story how it got there,, As the patisans were hiding from the German soldiers, a child left it against the tree,, so over the years it got embed and that's where it is to this day
     
  14. The contractor/worker who fenced the woodland on our farm before we got hold of it went around silver birch trees for turns.

    Problem being is these like to fall over...
     
  15. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    But it lasts a lot longer than string.:whistle:
     
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  16. DeeGee

    DeeGee Member

    Location:
    North East Wales
    Used to be common practice half a century ago; my Taid and my father always would quite happily, and without any compunction knock off the bark with a hammer and then staple wire to an oak tree.
    I would never do so now, but then times have changed.
     
  17. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    Horseshoes were often hung on small branches, but as the tree grew they got embed into it.
    Tree surgeon friend had the pleasure of droping a big Ash, 20ft up was a big shoe totally grown in
     
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  18. Danllan

    Danllan Member

    Location:
    Sir Gar / Carms
    Which, being lead, wouldn't damage a saw blade, so why was it banned - toxicity? :scratchhead:

    :eek: Either of mine would have gone ballistic if they saw anyone nailing to a tree, the trees in hedges were a 'crop' too for them and reducing the value was a crime. (y)
     
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  19. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    FMJ :D
     
  20. Danllan

    Danllan Member

    Location:
    Sir Gar / Carms
    FMJ musket shot...? Hardcore... :cool:
     

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