Black Locust M M

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cptoneleg, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. cptoneleg

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    Brought home about 5 cords of B L last winter all was dead either standing or laying, all it needed was c/s/s and a little time. Now that it has finally cooled off I will get back after some more.
     
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    Sweet!
    Good to see BL can get there that quick in VA. Hoping to burn some next year I'm splitting, stacking and covering now. Have a few more small trees overhanging the road and some dead in the woods I hope to get to soon. Probably going to cut some sass to mix in those stacks to get the BL lit.
     
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    Premo btu's ready to go!
     
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    Doesn't get much better than that.
     
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    going to burn hot and steady....enjoy
     
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    bl cut in the fall is very low to start with.
     
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    Nice score, I got a half a cord last November just split a large split and tested @ 14% down from 35% when I got it. I can't wait for january to try it for the first time.
     
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    Hey, if you don't use it all , I hear that you can sell that stuff for $650 a cord !!! :)
     
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    Very nice. Osagebow, sassafrass smells so good.
     
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    Oh yes Dave. My favorite.
     
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    Nice score, Capt. By far, locust is my favorite. Lots of black locust and honey locust in my stacks (almost 9 cord)
     
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    Nice...love those long burn times.
    I dont have any locust in my stacks...:( Its a damn shame...
     
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    any body want to c/s/s a truck load and ship it up to me?
     
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    Wow.. 12%. I don't think anything here can get that low. It's been said that splits in our area equalize at about 16-18% and won't get any dryer no matter how long they sit out there. Would like to hear about how it performs in the stove.
     
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    That stuff there had probly been laying ther 20 yrs, It was like that when I brought it home last yr.
     
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    I'd like to try some BL out myself. Might have better luck with Madrone in my area though.
     
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    This is the same locust as I found it a yr ago, the ash on top was punky I brought very little of it. I don't think the B L gets punky or rots. SDC10403.JPG
     
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    BL is my favorite! There's one on the ground, roadside about a mile from my house. Just need a couple free hours to go get it.
     
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    Some of my BL was also picked up off the ground. The sapwood was rotted off but the heartwood was in great shape. Very rot-resistant wood.

    Should go a little lower than that...
    http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplrn/fplrn268.pdf
     
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    Shipping must be paid before delivery...
     
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    Gark, a year ago some fellows checked the moisture on some white ash and cherry that we had cut and split. Now my memory is failing me but it seems it was 6 or 7 years in the stack but may have been 8. I'd have to look back to know for sure. Anyway, they checked it with a MM and found it less than 10%. I might add that it burned wonderfully!
     
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