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Please...if you're buying wood, you should expect to get ripped off. You will never get properly dried wood and you will never get a full...
I too am an old guy with back issues. That looks like a load of ash you've got there? Pretty easy splitting, yes? Why not just split by hand? I've...
Light in weight tells me it's not Ky coffee tree.
Very easy to split tells me it's not elm.
Funny smell tells me:
Could it be sassafras? An oddly spicy smell when split?
OK, so you can get something less valuable for less effort. This is Econ101. If something is worth more, you pay more. Aspen is lighter than oak...
Thing is: cutting, splitting, and stacking low BTU wood is just as much work as doing the same for high value wood. I have to admit it: I am a...
Linden=basswood. A hardwood only in the sense that it's not a conifer. Very soft, light wood. Probably better for carving than burning.
Bark looks like white oak, but the leaf in the first pic is southern red oak, Q. falcata. All good firewood.
Maybe sassafras, maybe pine. Either way, your nose should tell you.
Very neat. And I love the word frustum!
Cedar? So many trees go by that name. There are trees in the genera Thuja, Juniperus, Chamaecyparis, Cedrus, Libodecrus, Cedrela, Cupressus,...
Is this a wild tree or planted? If it's wild, it can only be bigleaf. None of the others has a distribution anywhere near Tacoma.
Isn't that your bigleaf maple?
That looks so tricky in so many ways, I would need to have a really compelling reason to touch it. Why do you feel a need to take it down?
I often see pinholes like that even on recently cut trees, especially standing dead oak. I don't keep it close to the house, but I don't worry...
Yeah, those leaves certainly say white oak, though the bark doesn't have the shreddy, scaly look of the white oak I'm used to.
Wood Duck is right, as usual, I think. Hickory and oak for sure. Is black oak (Q. velutina) a possibility? In any case, top quality firewood!
I am still splitting a black oak that was dead for two years. It's at 39%. I don't expect it to be ready for quite some time.
Recycled billboard material. Not free but very durable and easy to handle.
That's right. And then there's the matter of stacking on sloping ground. Stacks can settle, shift, and tumble even on level ground. And wet...
The young man says "Work is a lot of fun."
The middle-aged man says "Fun is a lot of fun."
The old man says "Fun is a lot of work."
It all depends...
Burning Rootballs was one of my favorite bands from the seventies!
I think your uncle is mistaken about those mountain ash. And I would bet anything that those "Chinese" elm are Siberian.
I had to use a come-along to roll the logs over. I could only cut so far with my 20" saw, then I needed to attack from the other side. Very...
Hoo boy! I would have asked the tree guys to cut the big pieces into rounds. I recently got a bunch of oak that size and I wasn't prepared for...
Honey locust it is.
This spring I took down a white oak that, according to neighbors, had been struck by lightning 8-10 years ago. It had been dying in stages ever...
My experience exactly.