Bigtooth Aspen

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

  1. thewoodlands

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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.

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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. :)
     
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    Excellent, looks like it was a nice day there to tackle that beauty
     
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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.

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  5. ScotO

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

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    ;lol ;lol ;lol
     
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    Never burned that stuff before, sounds like the willow I refuse to burn!
     
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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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    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.

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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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    Because of the lack of rain (burn ban on until October) the pizz test will have to wait.
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    Visual I didn't need Scotty.
    Looks a bit like Poplar.....they're related, right?
     
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    Yes it is PapaDave.
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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.
     
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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
     
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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.
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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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