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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. U&A

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    My new bar on my recently “new to me” saw

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    @MustangMike. Not exactly sure how rot resistant compared to BL. I had cut some one time and stacked it between 2 trees. It might have been there 3-4 years till I got it. What was on the ground wasn't real good but the stuff off the ground was Stihl good and hard. Scrounge all you can.
     
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    Mulberry is more like Osage Orange then anything else. There in the same family of trees. As Steve said get all you can. It was my go to wood during the cold snap last winter.
     
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    20190612_172414.jpg A little cherry scrounge. This came down with the maples but was out of the way so I let it sit till today.
     
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    I've never had Osage either!!!
     
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    I LOVE me some cherry!

    Nice find!




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    My top 3

    Oak
    Black locust
    Cherry

    Oak and black locust are a tie for #1


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    Neither have I. I just did a bunch of reading when Steve and I did the big mulberry right after I joined AS.
     
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    20190612_191645.jpg There taking the rest of the neighbors hazard tree down. Interesting to watch.
     
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    I have had mulberry and osage on the last scrounge of gas company clearing. Its not as hard as you would think. Dense yes but not that hard. And it seems wet ash or oak is heavier. It doesnt seem to me to resist rot very well if left on the ground and carpenter ants love it. They will destroy it pretty quick if you leave it on the ground.
     
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    Took down the big widow maker behind the cabin and a big aspen in front. Have one more aspen to drop at some point but it’s going to need rigging and I think has woodpecker nests in it at the moment. Also one more widow maker that I think I’ll partially cut and pull over with the truck because the crown is stuck in another tree.

    Widow maker. More solid wood than I thought.
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    Tree in the front. Quickly succumbing to core rot!
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    The black locust around here always get “core rot”.


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    From what I’ve seen, the aspen up here develop core rot after about 75 years of age. This area was logged in 1912 and these trees have been past their prime for a while.
     
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    What about Hickory??? Great BTUs, and the pleasant aroma both when processing and burning … and Black Birch is not bad in those departments either!
     
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    Uncle Mustang, I daily drive the z28, the older 1980 with the hotter swap motor isn’t finished yet. It needs about a full day of little things. She runs and drives, just needs fine tuning (way to rich) among a few other odd and ends
     
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    Epic tree felling fails series (there's almost 10 videos in the series, collect the set):

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    The bit of mulberry I have currently seems heavy enough although the online database shows about 0.65 seasoned specific density, so well shown on Oak. It's also a bit soft and not the easiest to split. One of those woods that swallows the axe/maul a bit. Not the worst for it but definitely not the easiest to split.
     
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