Christmas Tree Chop

in THE WEEKEND2 months ago

Hi fellow Weekenders,

Today we had to sadly cut down our Christmas tree from the house.

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Sprucing Up

So these trees are incredible for their longevity. The blue spruce is the type of tree that we chose because last year it really lasted a long time and it could have lasted longer had we been able to keep it. This year it was the same. Growing up my parents Christmas trees, which they usually got Douglas fir or something of the related kind, would always dry out and die as Christmas rolled around. Needles fell off if you would just tap the tree. Not these blue spruces! These things are hearty! The tree was perfectly healthy but our son was starting to get needy for more space in the living room so we unfortunately had to cut it.

What I plan on doing though is using the trunk of the tree for a DIY project in the future so we had to cut all the branches off it. We brought them to the woods to decompose and give part of the tree back to the soil which was good. There’s thankfully lots of wood around us so we didn’t lack for space to bring it.

Time to bust out the tools and the helper! You can kind of see that the trunk of the tree is pretty hefty! It’s maybe 6-7 inches in diameter so that’s perfect for doing something with. Not specifically sure what yet but something! You can see the wood reinforcement I had to make earlier in the season. It held up beautifully so that was great!

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What would anything I do be without the little man in tow though? He loved it. He gets a little nervous at the sound of the saw but that’s okay he’s still got good hearing lol unlike us old farts! He’s been loving this show on YouTube that does a lot of survival stuff for kids so he goes around the house with one of his plastic kid-safe knives and says it’s his survival knife. Gotta love our kid and his interests! Sadly this survival knife broke later on when we were getting rid of the branches. Ice is a bit too strong for it lol.

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The tree was doing so well with us that it started sprouting new growth! I was very excited to see that, these trees could potentially be replanted back into the soil and take off. Not sure of the exact details for that but I have hopes!

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Like any good working man, he cleans up after himself! He loves this new baby vacuum so he can help me vacuum the house with his own real one. His toy vacuum lasted this long at satisfying his want to help vacuum but this thing is his new favorite. We hope the desire to keep helping continues for many years lol.

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The tree when we popped it out of the stand. It was doing really good, it didn’t start to sprout any roots like the last years tree did but that’s okay, the tree last year lasted another month longer before we got rid of it lol.

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I’ll be putting the tree now that it’s stripped out onto the deck to dry. Hoping that it will be dry in a few months to potentially use for some type of cool wood working project. Our deck has turned into the wood pile for the house lol. I’ll take a picture of it one of these days, I got some awesome samples up there! I’m hoping to cut down a tree but I don’t know how the nosy neighbors will feel about that.

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DeWalt, a real man's tool. Nice work. Now I know you're legit.

Hahah yeah, my dad gave me an amazing industrial DeWalt 20v kit this year, I was stoked! Now I can get the cordless nail gun I want to use for some stuff lol.

Only reason I have it though is cause he gave it to me, it's good stuff but too expensive for me but I do love the quality.

Yeah, getting given DeWalt is better than buying oneself that's for sure. It's professional use gear and if one isn't using it all the time it's a waste of money mostly. Same with Milwaukee and Festool...Great gear but costly. I use Ryobi One+ as I'm just a home handyman. It's never let me down and whilst not necessarily cheap, it's more cost effective.

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It seems to me excellent that you recycle the wood of the tree, it is of great value and can be given infinite uses, in addition it must be of very good quality.

Thanks for checking it out! I agree that using things for more than one purpose is ideal. The tree does break down eventually but it takes years to do so. Using the biggest part of the tree makes sense to us and we have the space to let it dry so why not?

It also gives our son and I something else to work on. Can’t find enough things for little kids to do, so we try to make as many things as we can into a little project of sorts.

I think it's a great idea!

Awesome man! Love how you decide to always make something out of everything you use (christmas tree--> DIY Project).

Almost everything can be used for more than 1 thing and it's great you are doing these activities with your son! Most kids nowadays only care about Internet and shitty music!

Thanks man, appreciate it!

Hahaha remember when we were the ones with shitty music to our parents? 🤣 I agree for sure that the quality of music has gone down the shitter real hard these past few years.

We are homeschooling our son so we are always looking for ways to turn something into a learning opportunity. He has so much fun with tools and building or breaking things so it was an easy decision for me! I've always seen people repurpose a tree stump so I wanted to give our hand at it a try. It might not work out but it's part of the fun I think!

Happy new year my friend! Wish you and your family health, happiness and financial security!

Ok can i steel the dewalt please the job here has to be done either today or tomorrow, and the mess it will give ohhh lord looking forward to that ... NOT

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Hahah sure, just charge the battery back up before returning it!

We didn't want to take it down but the condo we live in is cramped for space as it is so alas we took it down. Looking forward to making something out of it in a few months though!

Ok can i steel the dewalt please the job here has to be done either today or tomorrow, and the mess it will give ohhh lord looking forward to that ... NOT

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Ok can i steel the dewalt please the job here has to be done either today or tomorrow, and the mess it will give ohhh lord looking forward to that ... NOT

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Ok can i steel the dewalt please the job here has to be done either today or tomorrow, and the mess it will give ohhh lord looking forward to that ... NOT

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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@cmplxty Happy New Year my friend!

Happy new year man! Wish you and your family happiness and financial security!

My usual retailer ran out of trees so I decorated my live Rhododendron in front of my home this season.


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That's great, good to improvise! Plus you don't have to cut anything down. Thinking on your feet for sure lol