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Partially Rotted Logs

What do you do with rounds that are partially rotted?

  • I split it and keep the punky stuff attached

    Votes: 14 31.1%
  • I split it and then remove the punky stuff

    Votes: 21 46.7%
  • Leave all of that **** out in the woods!!

    Votes: 10 22.2%

  • Total voters
    45
rancher2

rancher2

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malcoln NE
Any punky wood goes to the brush pile. I have enough trees on the farm there is no reason to mess with punky wood. Making firewood is a lot of work no reason to process punky wood.
 
SamT1

SamT1

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Texas
I try to split off the punk wood, but I’m not going out of my way to do it. The punky mesquite gets more solid when it dries out or falls off in handling. I don’t get any complaints on it. But if I drop a tree and it really bad I’ll leave it lay. If I cut it already I’ll throw it in my stash.
 
alderman

alderman

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Unending supply here and I find it burns fine, just a lot quicker than the good stuff.
I process it all and put it to use at some point.


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fulladirt

fulladirt

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NJ
Lot of times my splitter won't split it off cleanly, it breaks apart in chunks so I'll even grab my axe and shave some of it off too. Less dust in my house the better.
Don't forget grab up all the meal worms fallin out for the chickens :sweet:
 
Multifaceted

Multifaceted

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Hillcountry, South-Central PA
I split it off, never really have had any luck in getting to dry out... it just usually gets softer and remains wet over time... then it spreads to nearby wood... especially if oak. Now, if it's more than 50% punk, then I won't even waste my time and will either discard it to the burn pile or firepit supply, or leave it on site to go back into the ground. I don't really have an endless supply of wood, but I can afford to be selective with the resources that are available to me. Punky wood also makes more of a mess that I have to drag indoors. Eff that chit...
 
066blaster

066blaster

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I dont bother hauling to house if it's obviously rotten. Oak and hickory i might split off the bad stuff and keep the rest. I also hate leaving junk wood just laying all over the woods.
 
greenskeeper

greenskeeper

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Location
PA
punk or garbage wood is great for the early/late parts of the burning season when you just want a quick fire to warm up the house
 
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