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OK folks, this is where I'm at. On the trunk I tried the chainsaw, the handsaw, and the axe....Nope.
Ideas? Besides driving my car into it.

AmiSue 8 May 3
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It may be just me, but I would incorporate it somehow. It works make a great place to hang bird feeders and birdhouses or windchimes.

Plainjane Level 7 May 5, 2018

Is it made of concrete? Iron?

TerriCity Level 7 May 4, 2018

OK, so how about this idea… Have your son announce to his friends at school that there is a lumberjack contest being held this summer, but to enter you must first have a tryout. Make sure you have a good sharp axe and hold the tryouts at the petrified cherry tree in your yard. Make sure they each sign a waiver absolving you of any responsibility for severed limbs and/or appendages. Make up the rules as you go along until the tree is totally chopped down.

MikeEC Level 7 May 4, 2018

maybe it's petrified

Andyg17 Level 5 May 3, 2018

paint a face on it 🙂

Andyg17 Level 5 May 3, 2018

Check if there's an artisan wood miller in your area. Cherry is a prime hardwood. They'd probably take it away for free.


It could be that the chain needs to be sharpened. A reputable small engine repair shop can tell you if you need a new chain or if the one you have can be sharpened.

MikeEC Level 7 May 3, 2018

My thought exactly. The blades of the various tools must be dull, because there is no way that works beats steel. Everybody knows it's steel cuts wood, wood soaks up water, and water rusts steel. The hand gestures are... complicated



MikeEC Level 7 May 3, 2018

@AmiSue The car idea is pretty good. I recommend using someone else's vehicle.


Just leave it like that and let some critters enjoy it. Cherry is a pretty dense wood. It'll probably stay there for several years. Grow a flowering vine over it if you don't want to look at it.


It's probably one of the species of ironwood and regular chains won't be good enough. You will need a carbide tip chain and take your time cutting through.
This link shows the carbide tip chains are the only ones effective on ironwood.

For anyone else who wondered what ironwood was


Set it on fire lol

Donto101 Level 7 May 3, 2018

Cut it down in little pieces starting at the top. Don't get hurt!!

@AmiSue What happens when you try to cut it with the chainsaw? If the chainsaw is working properly it ought to cut into the tree at least the length or width of the bar.

@AmiSue .. Sounds like.
MikeEC has good advice.
Then farmboy2017.

@AmiSue Did you remember to put chain saw oil on the chain before you started ?


I'd use a Sawzall (reciprocating saw) with a really long blade, or an ugly blade, a chainsaw (maybe you need a new blade?), and an ax.

CaroleKay Level 8 May 3, 2018

...and maybe a car too, then if that fails, hire a pro. Sorry, I'm no help, it's a lot of work.


Chainsaws do work on wood, so either the chain is very dull or the tree is actually a cement statue. Correction: I have added a new comment above on it probably being a type of ironwood and all you need is a carbide tip chain for your chainsaw. If that fails, you will just have to move to get away from it!

"Chainsaws do work on wood" should be the quote of the day lol

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