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Never heard mention tamarack being used.

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by bucksnbears, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears ArboristSite Member

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    Had 10 cord delivered in 8 foot legnths.
    Cut real nice and sure does burn nice with little ash. I'm digging it!
    Anyone else burn it? Likes/ dislikes?
     
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    I know it makes good lumber. Rot resistant.

    Tamarack means "snowshoe wood".

    For whatever reason, doesn't grow much around here in the wild. There are a few patches about ~80 miles north.
     
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    Tamarack & red fir are the main firewood trees out here in Washington state. Normally a straight tall tree, not many branches & splits easy. Decent burn time & good heat. No hardwoods in the wild out here
     
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    Never seen one. I don’t believe they grow around me.
     
  5. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears ArboristSite Member

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    I'm real impressed so far.
    A real nice wood to cut n split.
    I think the correct name is Eastern Larch?
     
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    AKA Eastern larch, larch, juniper, hackmatack. An ideal wood for outdoor use, especially the heartwood. Used a lot here for boat cribbing underwater. Heavy stuff. Difficult to nail once dry.
    For firewood, it has about the same BTU value of birch or cherry.
     
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    It’s about all i have been using for last 5 years or so. About the best wood we have up here for firewood.
    I do cut some boards as well, good for fencing, u just want to use them before completely dry or they warp and get tough to drive a nail through.
     
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    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    When I worked and lived in Washington and Oregon in the Umatilla District I sold many truck loads of it. There several folks who bought the logs then had them 3 sided for houses and cabins. Burns nice a all around good practical wood. Thanks
     
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    dancan Spruce , The Best from here to the West

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    That was dead standing tamarack , now it's all blocked up for burning next fall :)
     
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    Really neat trees turn an awesome golden yellow in fall. They're the only conifer I know of that shed there needles every year
     
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    Early settlers planted the tree's to harvest later, for fence post...

    SR
     
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    Got 30 cord in log legnths scheduled for fall.
    Really liking it!!!
     
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    Great wood for wood stove. It pops a lot if you burn in campfire or open fireplace.


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