Welcome to ArboristSite.com! Log in or Sign up to interact with the ArboristSite community.

ArboristSite.com Sponsors
 
 


  1. Please see this post Click Here Please ask questions if you have them!! I hope this is going to be great for us all.
    Dismiss Notice

Guess on species?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Hunt4lumber, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
  2. Honda_man

    Honda_man ArboristSite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    56
    Location:
    MidAmerica
    Some kind of elm
     
    chucker likes this.
  3. mohick

    mohick Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2015
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    204
    Location:
    missouri
    Yep good ole pi$$ elm good luck getting that in smaller burnable sizes
     
    jr27236, chucker and Honda_man like this.
  4. ironpirate

    ironpirate ArboristSite Lurker

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    US
    .

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
     
  5. chucker

    chucker Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    2,678
    Location:
    pillager, minnesota
    there's enough string in that there wood to fill a new york orchestra!! elm.
     
    svk and Honda_man like this.
  6. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    I split by machine, think after reading about elm, I'm glad I only cut one down.
    I will let season for two yrs...
    That seams to be the ticket...

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    svk, chucker and Honda_man like this.
  7. chucker

    chucker Addicted to ArboristSite

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    2,678
    Location:
    pillager, minnesota
    when dry it burns down to powder for ash's.
     
    svk likes this.
  8. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    That's ok, for future I'll pass on those trees.
    I will mix it in with cherry, oak, maple a couple years from now in my outdoor boiler and it will burn!!!
    Live and learn...

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    svk likes this.
  9. Honda_man

    Honda_man ArboristSite Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    56
    Location:
    MidAmerica
    If it's dry it gives little heat. It also dries too dead to really amount to a hill of beans. I tho k I would burn it in about a year, depending on how well it dries.
     
  10. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    Oh, and alot of ash...Got it before it was standing dead somehow...
    EAB's had just started into bark, all still solid wood

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    Luckily only 1 small tree in comparison to what else I've cut...

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    svk likes this.
  12. Woodcutteranon

    Woodcutteranon Dr Pepper, Chainsaws, Good Times

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    616
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio
    Agree on Elm. To be sure if it's Elm, try splitting it. If you find yourself exhausted without anything split into two pieces...it's elm.
     
    Honda_man and svk like this.
  13. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    15,245
    Likes Received:
    31,330
    Location:
    Northern MN
    I clicked on the title and knew it would be Elm before I even saw the pics lol.

    Elm makes fantastic firewood in my opinion. Either split it with a splitter or leave it lay in the elements for two years before you pull out the maul.
     
    chucker likes this.
  14. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    Type of elm?Other than piss elm...

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
  15. Ikeholt

    Ikeholt ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Indiana
    Probably American, could be Slippery I suppose. Just noodle it with your saw. I like Elm.
     
    chucker and svk like this.
  16. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    15,245
    Likes Received:
    31,330
    Location:
    Northern MN
    American
     
    merc_man likes this.
  17. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    I probably wouldn't have dropped it if another tree didn't get hung up in it...

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    svk likes this.
  18. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    15,245
    Likes Received:
    31,330
    Location:
    Northern MN
    Will those bigger rounds fit through your boiler door? If so don't even bother splitting them. Just get them stacked off the ground, top covered.
     
  19. Hunt4lumber

    Hunt4lumber ArboristSite Operative

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Ohio
    Yea, would probably just fit

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
     
    svk likes this.
  20. svk

    svk Firewood and Saw Collector

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    15,245
    Likes Received:
    31,330
    Location:
    Northern MN
    Then you are all set. Worst case you need to halve those biggest pieces and you can noodle them.
     

Share This Page