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Norson, I'm putting these pictures up just for you. When I saw this, I thought of you and thought you would be in heaven here with an unlimited selection to pick from. Too bad it has been here so long - its starting to deteriorate. I will be back by here and next time, I will have my bow saw with me!

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Looks like some great stick in there. I could not tell what the trees were, do you know?
 

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Looks like hickory, oak, sweet gum and a variety of local stuff. It's been there for awhile and pretty weathered, but I'm sure there are a few good sticks in there and probably some good boards if one wanted to go to the effort.
 

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It is hard to tell from the picture but the bark on many of the branches looks to be in good shape. I would bet you could get a good group of sticks out of there if it was worth you time. While I hate hurricanes, one of the benefits of the aftermath is there are thousands of branches to harvest . Shady I only have rood for a few dozen..
 

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having permission to harvest shanks from the woods I can get as many as I wish which allows me to be selective and only cut shanks between 1 and 1.5 inches diameter max. with a preference for 1 inch diameter. I don't worry about length as its easily cut to what I want when seasoned .

My favourite is hazel as I leave the bark on followed by holly. The colour variation on hazel bark varies tremendously depends on the soil and growing conditions and looks great when oiled or varnished. my preference. but that's personnel choice for a good finish is Danish oil but most oils will give a good finish, varnish chips to easy and allows water ingress and if not dried will discolour the shank
 
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