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Pear wood good?

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Jeremy102579, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jeremy102579

    Jeremy102579 ArboristSite Operative

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    Some guy at work asked me if I wanted some firewood his friend cut down.......he said it is a "pear" tree....although I am not sure what type of pear wood it is.

    He said I can have it for free........is pear good firewood to burn inside? I cant find it in the btu list.
     
  2. stumpy75

    stumpy75 ArboristSite Operative

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    My guess is that it's Bradford Pear, an ornamental planted in a lot of cities. It's free wood. Take it!:msp_rolleyes:
     
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    branchbuzzer Undiagnosed

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    Most all the fruit trees are pretty dense, I'm sure there's a few exceptions. It all burns!
     
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    Wolfcsm RETIRED SOLDIER

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    If you are into BBQing, it might be worth trying there. Fruit woods give sweeter flavors to BBQ.

    Hal
     
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    Yep... Take it!!! I've burnt Bradford pear trimmings... It's surprisingly good burning stuff...
    Not to mention free...
     
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    loadthestove AboristSite Guru

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    Never pass on any FREE wood,,thats the best kind
     
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    ponyexpress976 nipple fritters

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    If it's an actual fruit bearing pear give the BBQ a shot....but if its a bradford, send it to the firebox. Good heat but tastes like garbage in the smoker.
     
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    Second that....I tried that with some bradford pear last year in the smoker and regretted it. Burns great in the stove though !!
     
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    I'm glad it was you guys that tried it and not me...
    Thanks for "Takin' one for the team" fellas...
    Rep bombs headed your way...
    :rock:

    OK pony, you get it tomorrow... Bomb bay is empty...
     
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    Good stove wood and good heat output. PIA to split cause you don't get the long trunks of crotchless wood you do on other species.
     
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    Fruitwood

    It's excellent wood. When I was growing up and the folks had a fireplace, that is all we burned was fruit wood from all the orchards around. Apple, pear, cherry, you name it. Bradford ornamental pear I have never burned, but being similar, I imagine it is the same. Heck, I have even burned orange and grapefruit and various other species of citrus tree wood before, in my outside pit in flourdough when I lived there. Great stuff. It's heavy/dense/wet (most of it) and with the exception of cherry hard to split usually, but well worth grabbing.

    Lemon wood harvesting (and picking lemons) separates the men..from the men with holes in their hands...don't ask me how I know this... ;)
     
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    Have an old one in the yard. It's so tough the inside is all hollow. Trim it from time to time. Been here for 18 years and this pear tree looks exactly like when we moved here. Burns fine, good coals. Grab it.
     
  13. Henry and Wanda

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    Hello,
    I'm sure, once dry, it will burn fine. However, it can't be much wood if it's only 1 tree !!!!! Unless you're really needing wood, it might not be worth the bother !!!!!




    Henry and Wanda
     
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    I have 2 cords of personal stash in Pear wood.

    Even people outdoors will love your fireplace when burning Pear with the purfume it makes in smoke.
    Great BTU similar to hickory, great coals like Sugar maple, starts easy like Ash, splits semi easy and not stringy.
    One of the longer time cure woods though, so expect the best fire after a year of good sunny windy cure location with a trap to stop the bulk of rain but not the bulk of air.

    Apple and Pear are #1 on my list of the best.
    2 trees that even the little stuff gets collected :)
     
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    Free Siberian Elm?
     
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    I burn that too...
    I'll burn anything that's convenient...
     
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    What won't you burn
     
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    Watermelons....
    They just will not burn....
    :laugh::laugh:
     
  19. cat-face timber

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    Any wood burns better than a Snowball.
    Split/stack/season and burn it.
    Some Species give more heat, more ash, nice smell ect..
    That I one of the many reasons I love burning firewood.
    The knowledge and the hobby.
     
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    My absolute favorite! I take it any way I can get it and am dang pleased too!
     

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