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We had people want us to dismantle an old house for free firewood about twenty years ago, we declined the offer. We were there removing a mulberry tree for firewood, that was fine. Then they asked if we wanted more firewood, and walked us over to the house. Uh, no. Ha!

I have a bunch of mulberry tree logs that I removed this year. Haven't committed to cutting into firewood lengths, but noted that the wood seems really dense/heavy.
Are you telling me that it makes good burning wood?
 
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I have a bunch of mulberry tree logs that I removed this year. Haven't committed to cutting into firewood lengths, but noted that the wood seems really dense/heavy.
Are you telling me that it makes good burning wood?
Oh Yeh! Burns hot and weathers well outside. I cut every bit I can find. I turned it down once from a sawyer until I found out how good it was. Kind of like Osage Orange. Just don't put too many sticks on at one time.
 
unclemoustache

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I have a bunch of mulberry tree logs that I removed this year. Haven't committed to cutting into firewood lengths, but noted that the wood seems really dense/heavy.
Are you telling me that it makes good burning wood?


NO! It's worthless as firewood. You don't want to burn it.

But I tell you what - as you're also in Illinois, just get me the address and I'll come and take it off your hands for you. Just throw me a few bucks for gas and I'll clean it all out for you. :innocent::laugh:
 
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NO! It's worthless as firewood. You don't want to burn it.

But I tell you what - as you're also in Illinois, just get me the address and I'll come and take it off your hands for you. Just throw me a few bucks for gas and I'll clean it all out for you. :innocent::laugh:
Your first sentence had me going until I read the rest!
 
ijpom

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NO! It's worthless as firewood. You don't want to burn it.

But I tell you what - as you're also in Illinois, just get me the address and I'll come and take it off your hands for you. Just throw me a few bucks for gas and I'll clean it all out for you. :innocent::laugh:

Since I know Uncs rep on AS, I knew how take the post. I decline his kind offer, and tease him with the offer I made to my neighbor.

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I got no response to the offer.

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So I've been cutting to length and stowing for seasoning.

Sorry, log pile is mostly gone, and offer no longer exists.
 
ijpom

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@djg james

Saw this and thought of you.
Cherry and mulberry and big and free.
You'll want to be local in Chicagoland, or it's no good.

 
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@djg james

Saw this and thought of you.
Cherry and mulberry and big and free.
You'll want to be local in Chicagoland, or it's no good.

Damn! Would be a nice score, but I'm 6 hours away.
 
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I know its not craigs list but it made me laugh, that wood is so green it might sprout leaves
 
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I wonder if he'll charge you for any nails or old taps you find.

Also saw someone actually say "highly valuable" when asking you to pay to remove a black walnut in the city. I thought that was just an urban legend
 

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I can understand trying to get the trees taken down for free.. I've done that (for people I know / friend of a friend type thing) to get firewood.

But requiring the cutter to be licensed/insured, bring in a crane (which may not even be possible), take it to a mill, and give you some of it back!?

What world do these people live in?
 
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