Mike Jay wrote:If there's going to be a natural building badge, might the berm shed and gin pole fit better in there?
What's a cleaver? Other than a cool knife...
Was the last item on the iron badge supposed to be verify 6 wood badges (instead of sand)?
Is there anything for knowing which trees to leave and which to cut on a broader scale? Identifying existing support trees or nest cavities or the like. Maybe it's a given for how you run the place but those kinds of topics may align with "woodland care".
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:
drop 6” to 8” dead standing tree with a bow saw (action pic)
drop 6” to 8” dead standing tree with a chainsaw (action pic)
drop 6” to 8” live tree with a bow saw (action pic)
drop 6” to 8” live tree with a chainsaw (action pic)
limb 4 trees (4 completion pics)
peel live trees and put up off the ground to dry (2 completion pics)
split and stack dead standing wood as firewood
o at least one half of a face cord
o stacked to stay dry
o completion pic
prep 10 junkpoles
o cut, limb and stack off of the ground
o completion pic
repair 24 feet of junkpole fence
cleave 6 shakes with a fro
Nicole Alderman wrote:Can this all really get done in the 5 hours that a sand badge is supposed to take?
paul wheaton wrote:I want to add in here somewhere something about creating slab wood using the swing blade sawmill.
paul wheaton wrote:I think that woodland care is often about prepping materials. To be a sort of permaculture "home depot" for other projects.
With a swingblade, you carve a bunch of lumber off the top of a log, then flip the log over and carve some lumber off the other side. The result is a slab.
Daron Williams wrote:I'm not seeing anything about coppicing--did you want that to be a part of this badge? It was mentioned on the aspects page. Did I just miss it?