Best Smelling Wood

Risser09 Posted By Risser09, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:14 PM

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What’s your favorite smelling, freshly split wood?

  1. Cherry

    20.6%
  2. Osage Orange

    15.9%
  3. Oak

    17.5%
  4. Hickory

    7.9%
  5. Pine

    17.5%
  6. Apple

    20.6%
  7. Other

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    0.0%
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  1. Risser09

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    I was inspired by another thread.

    What wood do you love to get a whiff of when it's freshly split?
    I really enjoy cherry, right in the dead center of the splits. I cut up a 150 year old sweet cherry tree that was still bearing fruit and it was extremely sweet smelling.
     
  2. smokinj

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    cherry!
     
  3. LLigetfa

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    Those are regional choices, most of which are not available in my area so I had to choose "Other". I burn Black Ash when I can get it and like the aroma. I've been known to linger in my woodshed just taking it in.
     
  4. PA. Woodsman

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    I voted for other-that being Black Birch a.k.a. "Cherry Birch". But Apple rates right up there with it, as does Cherry. And Sassafras is close too!
     
  5. Danno77

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    I'm probably alone in this, but I really enjoy the smell of freshly split black walnut.
     
  6. polaris

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    It's gotta be eastern red cedar.
     
  7. Danno77

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    I've never split any kind of cedar before, but I bet you are right, knowing what cedar smells like when you cut it, I can only guess what fresh cedar smells like split!
     
  8. Backwoods Savage

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    I like all of them.
     
  9. boostnut

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    Wrong Danno, you're not alone. Thats a great smell, probably my favorite too.
     
  10. bluefrier

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    cherry and apple..
     
  11. LLigetfa

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    What about the smells we don't like?

    I don't care for the smell of Birch fresh split or in storage. Smells like cat piss.
    Poplar doesn't have a pleasing aroma either when green but sweetens up over time.
     
  12. backpack09

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    BLUE SPRUCE....
     
  13. Highbeam

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    Western red cedar. It's our best local smeller. Great for shingles and kindling.
     
  14. 188560

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    When I smell pine I visualize pine trees and garland draped with a heavy coat of wet snow at Christmas.
     
  15. Shipper50

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    I cut some cedar that was blown over on my property when I bought it. I cut it the other day and it smelled just like the inside of a cedar chest. I was amazed. I took a reading with my cheap meter, and it read in the 17 area. It burned fine and smelled even better in my wood furnace.

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  16. fyrwoodguy

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    black birch....with the sap runnin' out!
     
  17. Malatesta

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    .I like red oak when its split, smells like a giant pile of ketchup ! Then its off to the grill to make some big Hamburgers LOL :coolsmile: Now as for the smell of burning wood its Cherry or apple !
     
  18. bsruther

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    I like the smell of redcedar a lot, but I gotta choose oak. Some times it smells like puke and some times it smells like pickles, but I still like the smell.
     
  19. Wet1

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    Free wood smells the best to me.

    Strangely, I actually like the smell of fresh oak. I think it kind of smells like cheese. Apple or cherry is probably my favorite... I love cedar as well. Hell, I love it all!
     
  20. Hogwildz

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    I like Sassafras also.
     
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    Western Red Cedar followed by Spruce.
     
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    Cedar is pretty nice, but nothing beats pinon...
     
  23. BJ64

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    I agree. Making Sassafras tea was always was a great smell in house when I was a kid.
     
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    I like the smell of oak - reminds me of HEAT!!!!!

    Gooserider
     
  25. d.n.f.

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    fir
     
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