Now the telephone pole ( some people call them utility poles) are easy to grow. They tend to volunteer, just popping up at random. They are a lot like mulberry trees around here, they are always popping up where you don't want them. Sometimes you end up with on over abundance, and must give them away to friends.
We headed out to a client's home. 5 acres of pecan groves and telephone poles.
When it comes to harvesting poles, you do need permission and proper equipment. The ones we were picking up had already been harvested as this was not a pick your own grove. We still needed a tractor and helpers.
You will also need a good truck, a trailer, and a rockin' hat.
Be careful while loading. These babies can get a bit wilely.
And that can make you grumpy.
Remember to take breaks and drink lots of water,
Have some pride and show off your massive poles.
If your poles are too long, chainsaw!
Be careful on your drive home, you know, while you drift in thought about all the different recipes that these poles can be used in.