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The Egyptian Poplars Chronicles: One tree, huge harvest

Raymond Allen Watson, grandson of great timberman Raymond Watson, doesn't think he's as good as forebear, but he got the job done just the same.
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By George Rice

There were no big crowds watching, but there was a big event on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Perhaps the greatest moment of the day.

It was the harvesting of a great poplar tree, whose time to be harvested arrived.

Raymond Allen Watson felled the huge poplar tree on our farm, using a huge 30 inch Stihl chain saw.

The tree stump measured 5 feet and the tree measured 90 feet from the stump to the top limbs.

Raymond Allen is the Grandson of Raymond and Mary Watson.

His Grandfather was a timber cutter himself and as Raymond Allen was cutting the tree he looks up at me and said, "I'm not as good as my Grandpa cutting trees but I'm trying," and about that time the tree fell.

This story was posted on 2011-01-30 08:19:37
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Big Tree. Big Saw. Big Man

2011-01-30 - Egypt, KY - Photo by George Rice.
Raymond Allen Watson will cut useable logs from the tree and trim the rest of this 90 ft. tall, five feet at stump, tree into fire wood. The giant poplar was/is on the farm of George Rice, who took this photo on Saturday, January 29, 2011, to mark perhaps as great a moment of the day as there was to be that day; perhaps of that importance countywide.

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