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annoying bark

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by obsessed penguin, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. obsessed penguin

    obsessed penguin New Member

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    I have some wood that has been seasoned for a year and more. there is thick bark on most pieces that is somewhat removable.which has prevented the wood from drying out entirely because of the wetness trapped underneath. Now I find myself debarking nearly every piece because it has become loose. My question is what kind of wood is this ?

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  2. jackatc1

    jackatc1 Burning Hunk

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    No being able to see a picture, I will guess red oak.

    If I am right plan a least one more year to season.
  3. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Welcome to the Forums Penguin, pics might help someone identify your wood with the annoying bark.
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Pictures would help . . . or at least some more descriptions . . . "thick" is a bit subjective . . . and not knowing where you live so we can figure out what type of trees may be the area doesn't help either.

    Could be about anything . . . oak . . . black locust . . . hemlock . . . elm . . .

    Welcome to hearth.com by the way.
  5. red oak

    red oak Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum! Without seeing a picture I would guess it is oak. Where do you live?
  6. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Way too vague to be asking this without pictures.
  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Welcome

    Posting pics is easy after you do a few. ;)
    When I think thick bark, I think big locust & cottonwood.

    I too believe it dries better with the bark off, sometimes tough to until a year or so later with some species.
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum penquin. I like your screen name.

    Do all of us a favor and put some information in your signature line. We like to know what stove you have and maybe even a few of your tools. It also helps a lot to know where you are from; just a general locality is fine.

    As for the bark, as other stated it is difficult to tell. However, I've never thought it worth the time or effort to remove bark unless it is almost all falling off already. But even then I'll just break off what is falling off. When stacking the wood I, by habit, tend to stack with the bark up. However, I doubt it makes a great difference unless the bark is loose. Then if it is stacked bark down, indeed moisture can get in there and hinder the drying process.
  9. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Im gonna say its the new tree Oaklocust.
  10. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    So many variations, so little time.:cool:
    Welcome to the Hearth, OP.
    And I really dislike wood that has an annoying bark......Woof.
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  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Obsessed Penguin . . . are you still out there? Hopefully we didn't scare you away ;) . . . I mean Backwoods Savage may seem scary at times, but he is more or less normal. ;) Actually, in all seriousness . . . if you post a pic I suspect many of us will be able to better answer you as to what the wood species may be.
  12. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    annoying bark... Sounds like my neighbor's dog... Sorry, I couldn't resist!;lol And Welcome!! Pictures..... Pictures!
  13. hilbiliarkiboi

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    Yallerwood?
  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    The only way he is scary is when he reminds firefighterjake that he does not know how to split wood properly. ;)
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  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    :)
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    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    Hi - I'm going to answer "Don't wory. Be happy." It isn't a big deal. The under bark or cambrium holds a bit of moisture but it is not a big deal. I will remove bark that is loose in the woods and while splitting, mainlt because it results in a cleaner and more nearly bug free product. My daughters appreciate this and are more enthusiastic fire tenders with 'nce wood'.

    I usually end up burning a couple piles of bark a year and it pretty much paves the wood processing area much of the year.

    All the best,
    Mike
  17. GeneralBill

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    Without pictures, or knowing the location, my guess: Fir. I had a big one cut down, and it had 7" thick bark at around knee height. Fir firewood also separates from bark after storage. I throw bark into the bushes when it peels off.
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Again . . . really depends on where OP is from . . . balsam fir here on the east coast is very thin barked vs. the fir you are describing -- douglas fir perhaps?
  19. WoodPorn

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    OP must be obsessed with someting else at this point???
  20. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Was that a get a milk crate Jake jab ! ;lol

    Pete
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