Transporting Christmas Tree....

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by roadless, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. roadless

    roadless Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I feel goofy even asking but here goes...we have property 2 1/2 hours away with alot of everygreens ( I don't know what kind) but I would like to cut one for our Christmas tree. Do you think it would survive the 75mph on the roof of our car wrapped with twine in a large piece of tarp? :shrug:
     
  2. omnicat

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    Yes - if it's secure enough not to fall off.
     

  3. Beeman

    Beeman Well-Known Member

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    Aren't the speed limits up there 65mph max? Why not just drive a little slower, or better yet enjoy the drive and take backroads.
     
  4. fantasymaker

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    the one on the corner lot probably survived a 2500 mile trip from oregon on top of a semi with windspeed of over 100.
    If you can keep it up there it will proably be ok cover its butt if you have any doubts
     
  5. boxwoods

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    make sure the branches are facing the right way. :)
     
  6. Highground

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    Why tarp it. Tie it on there cut end forward and let the wind blow all the loose needles out of it on the way home.
     
  7. Tricky Grama

    Tricky Grama Well-Known Member

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    Threw ours in the back of the Yota PU & drove it 60 mi at prolly 70 mph. It's up & lookin' good.

    Patty
     
  8. FolioMark

    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    The first year we owned our land in Missouri, we cut a tree there and took it back to Illinois on top of a toyota, a six hour trip including a toll bridge over the Mississippi. we got some weird looks but it survived the trip just fine. We did wrap it up a bit in some old blankets and quilts and tied it down good just to cut the wind resistance a bit. However, remember this rule of thumb, the tree that looked just the right size in the middle of the forest ended up being 2 feet too tall and soooooo round and full that it literally took up about a third of the living room floor space. It was huge and our living room was not small. So take a few crude measurements just to be sure. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Peace n Quiet

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    LOL!! We do that EVERY year!! Slow learners :)
     
  10. hunter63

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    That's the way almost all trees get home.
    Did see a lot of deer hunters bringing home trees on their cars at the end of season.
    Must have shot alot of trees?


    Been buying potted trees the last couple of years, only bring them for a short time at X-mass, then plant them at "The Place".
    They cost about as much as a cut tree.
    Kept one in the house for the winter. (under lights). Died.
     
  11. DocM

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    Wow. I will forever appreciate that we have a stand of xmas trees right here on the property (as do all my neighbors). I bring mine home in a wheelbarrow.
     
  12. logbuilder

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    Did that last couple of years. I found the cost to be about double of a cut one. Such a limited time inside I decided against it this year. But.. I also have lots of conifers already.