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Bigtooth Aspen

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    We had two that were down so I grabbed them today, 70 plus rounds split and debarked. This should fill out the stack I started the other night.

    zap

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great pictures AU.
    Nice straight grained wood in big rounds.
    Jealousy ;)
    You get it all the time, every now & then i get one & it's a joy to split & stack. :)
  3. CageMaster

    CageMaster Feeling the Heat

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    Excellent, looks like it was a nice day there to tackle that beauty
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Bogydave, I think we only have cut up about 4-5 downed bigtooth aspens, it burns hot & fast. With a load of the aspen in the Liberty the stovetop temp can get to 800.
    CageMaster, it was windy with some rain but turned out to be a great day.

    zap
  5. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    another nice haul of shoulder wood, Zappy. great pics too, did the bark peel off easily?
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I can almost smell that stuff from here zap. Check me if I'm wrong but wasn't you burning some of that when we paid you a visit?
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Hearth.com Members, most of it did, man the bark smells that is why I took it off.
    Sav, yes it was, I remember driving my wife nuts, running outside making sure no smoke was coming out the stack when Mr. & Mrs. Sav came rolling up the driveway.

    zap
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  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    ;lol ;lol ;lol
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  9. ScotO

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    Never burned that stuff before, sounds like the willow I refuse to burn!
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It does smell a bit but still is much better than willow.

    Speaking of willow, I have to go to a neighbor's place and raze him a bit because yesterday I saw him with a small bit of willow in his trailer. I'll spread it on a bit thick...
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  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I never have smelled burning willow but the bigtooth aspen is not bad, I'm hoping with the bark removed it will be a bit better.

    zap
  12. ScotO

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    Trust me, you don't want to either. But if you really REALLY want to know exactly how willow smells, take a PI$$ on some hot coals the next time you build a fire. Willow smells just like that!!
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  13. thewoodlands

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    Because of the lack of rain (burn ban on until October) the pizz test will have to wait.
    zap
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  14. PapaDave

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    Visual I didn't need Scotty.
    Looks a bit like Poplar.....they're related, right?
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  15. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Yes it is PapaDave.
    Zap
  16. wishlist

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    Zap , my first question was why bother spending all the effort removing the bark? Time is precious and I certainly would have fixed that broken log splitter first! Its still pointing to the sky! :)

    Nice pics zap.
  17. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Zap I gotta ask, with all the pics you post of trees you buck and split how much do you have on hand? Got to be more than a few cord
  18. thewoodlands

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    With the shoulder season wood I cut this year I'll have 23 plus cord.(not face) I'm pretty much done the shoulder season wood so it's back up top for some maple,cherry and birch.

    I would like another 2 cord of hardwood by the end of October.
    zap
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  19. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    That is impressive, I am excited to have about a third of that done here. Have a long way to go
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    Like BTUs in the bank. Serious stockpile.

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