I took a walk around Riverbend/Burchfield park.
Then I came back home, ate some lunch and did some chainsawing. We have lived here for about twenty years and I have been planting trees steadily. All of the trees were small when I planted them and were hit by deer browsing. Consequently, many of them came up multi-stemmed.
|Mostly Red Maple and one or two Black Locust|
Part of my long term plan is to "release" oak, chestnut, walnut and other mast trees. I will also prune any narrow forks out of the trees I leave. In areas where there are no mast trees I trimmed out the multi-stems and leave just one good pole. It leaves a heck of a mess.
Chainsaws use gas
More accurately, chainsaws use mixed gas. Mixing gas is a necessary pain.
One of my flaws as a property manager is keeping track of "stuff". I have more "stuff" than I have places to put it.
Today was my chance to use a field-expedient oil measure.
My chainsaw uses 40:1 mix. A US gallon is 128 ounces. That means I need just a scootch over 3 oz of 2-stroke oil.
According to a few standard formulas (volume of a cylinder = Height X Pi/4 X Diameter ^ 2) and there are 0.55 oz in a cubic inch.
|My tape measure tells me this pill bottle is 3" tall by 1.5" dia.|
Looking around I see that we have a wealth of empty pill bottles. I found one that is 3" high by 1.5" in diameter. That calculates out to 2.9 oz. So one of these plus about a quarter inch more should be about right.
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