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Free Logs for your hugelculture bed or wood stove

Andy Commons


Joined: Oct 14, 2010
Posts: 27
I took down some fence today and have about 10 long pieces of split rail fence (and a few bonus rusty nails).

Would someone be able to put this wood to good use?

I live just a couple miles up grant creek rd in Missoula.
You'd need a trailer or come with a chain saw to shorten them up for hauling.

please let me know by reply to this thread. First to respond with an real desire for these, and we'll swap details by private message.

Thanks in advance.

-A Commons


Andy Commons
Andy Commons


Joined: Oct 14, 2010
Posts: 27
Bummer. I thought for sure someone in this forum would want these logs. I'll give it another day and then I'll post it on Craigslist.
Last chance to learn about these logs I'm giving way....

drop a reply here if you want them
Thomas Anderson


Joined: May 26, 2012
Posts: 1
Andy Commons wrote:I took down some fence today and have about 10 long pieces of split rail fence (and a few bonus rusty nails).

Would someone be able to put this wood to good use?

I live just a couple miles up grant creek rd in Missoula.
You'd need a trailer or come with a chain saw to shorten them up for hauling.

please let me know by reply to this thread. First to respond with an real desire for these, and we'll swap details by private message.

Thanks in advance.

-A Commons


A shame I was too late to take advantage of this. Did you eventually find someone on craigslist?
Andy Commons


Joined: Oct 14, 2010
Posts: 27
Hey. I did offer them to someone but he hasn't picked them up, and I don't think he would care if they were gone. If you're still interested, send me a PM with your email so we can make arrangements.

Thanks.
Andy Commons


Joined: Oct 14, 2010
Posts: 27
Thomas, I sent you a PM. Did you get it? Are you still interested in those logs?
Joy Day


Joined: Jun 18, 2012
Posts: 20
Is there any place where folks can "donate" their roots/limbs/branches specifically for hugelkultur beds? I know several people with small yards, who occasionally have wood debris that isn't enough, alone, for a bed, but would be when added to others' debris. Folks like the idea of the beds and may not want to make their own but would prefer to have their waste used that way, rather than burning them or putting them in the trash.
John Polk
steward

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6573
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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Keep checking the 'freebies' section of craigslist. I often see people trying to find somebody to haul dead falls and broken branches off of their yards. They don't want to pay somebody to do it, nor pay tipping fees at the landfill.

Abe Coley


Joined: Nov 13, 2010
Posts: 81
Location: Missoula, MT
    
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There's a lot of free wood out there right now, as people are clearing out their summer detritus.

- I noticed a nice pile of maple along the bike path, under the train trestle where the other bike path comes in by the Loyola football field.
- We have a covered bin of free clean wood at the end of the parking lot at Home ReSource.

Keep your eyes peeled and you'll spot plenty of logs hanging out on the parking strips. People put out logs and branches with their leaves into the streets for collection, but the city doesn't take the logs and branches.



Me: http://www.abecoley.com
jacob wustner


Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 38
Location: Western Montana
    
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One should be a little weary of what they use for hugelkulture materials. The biomass should come from an area free of contaminants, which rules out stuff that comes from roadsides or most urban areas. You should find someone with land who doesn't spray to get logs, branches, roots, etc. If you use stuff from areas that are next to roads, streets, or anywhere that has been sprayed with herbicides in the past 10 years, most likely some of those chemicals, or their derivatives, will find their way into your food. Sepp Holzer mentions this.


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