Sunday, January 25, 2015

Walking Property

My brother invited me to walk some property he is thinking about buying.

It is approximately thirty acres and is all wooded.

About 25% of the canopy is hawthorn, a genus that awkwardly cannot decide if it is a tree or a bush.  The ground looks suitable for other fruit trees so much of it would be flipped to apple trees and chestnuts with Ladino clover as a ground cover.

There are a few hickory, a few black walnut, some oak, ash, beech and maple.  Most of the trees are young.  Most are less than 8" diameter at breast height.  But there are also a few snags.

Two drainage ditches come into the property and join in the middle.  It looks like somebody attempted to either mine something or make a pond as there is a scraped up ridge, like an earthen dam downstream of where the two ditches join.

The property comes with a car!

Do you suppose this car ever went to a drive-in movie?
There were about ten deer blinds on the property and that is one of my brother's concerns.  Some people figure that "squatter's rights" have legal or moral standing. He will have to figure out a way to "uninvite" them if he buys it.

Some of the stands show much creativity in the use of materials.
One of the most aggravating things about trespassers is the booby traps they leave the land owner.

Somebody decided to use this Swamp White Oak for a fence post.  It will play hob with anybody who takes a chainsaw to it.
I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, that last picture... That will EAT a chainsaw blade, or kick it straight back out of the tree, and you never know which one!