Black Locust Today, Cherry Tomorrow

cptoneleg Posted By cptoneleg, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:43 AM

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  1. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg
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    I stopped at this old farm and asked if I could cut some of those dead trees up. He showed me where I could start on a fence row that dead trees have fell out in field. I got some Locust today will go back tomorrow and get some Cherry. He said if I get done there he can show me other places I can cut.

    All this and only 16 miles from the house.
     

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  2. curber

    curber
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    Nice score!!! looks like standing dead locast to me. Already half dry!! Pat
     
  3. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv
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    that dead standing locust can some times be dryer than 1/2 dry..that looks like it has been on the ground..its gonna pick up some moisture from the ground...but i cut several dead standing locust down a few days ago.....and i bet they would read 22% or less on the meter..i dont have a meter or i would check it..i borrow my buddies from time to time.
     
  4. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg
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    They are laying on the ground I don't know how long I would say for years. I have a MM it cost like 10$ ordered it from Amazon I think. That bottom tree is a Cherry that I am going to cut into tomorrow to see if its still good.

    I did stick the meter in a few, some read 16% and some others read 26%, I just put the meter in the ends of a fresh cut.
     
  5. weatherguy

    weatherguy
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    The locust will last a long time on the ground, cherry will too though not as long as the locust, nice score
     
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover
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    The BL on the ground here, or even standing, sometimes will have a bit of rot starting in the core. If it's been down long enough the core will be gone, leaving a hollow log.
    Some of that stuff in the bed of the truck with the cracks and no bark looks like you could toss it in the stove now. Nice score, Cap'n!
     
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Nice score cptoneleg, looks like you could split it then bring it inside for one-two weeks and it would be ready to burn.


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  8. raybonz

    raybonz
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    Very nice score CP! Locust will last forever even if left on the ground in fact it is used to create pier pilings because it doesn't rot.. I love burning locust as it coals the best and throws out lots of heat..

    Ray
     
  9. xbunzx

    xbunzx
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    The black locust is a good score, I've got some that I put in for night burn. But I only put a few splits in at a time gets too hot.
     
  10. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg
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    The Cherry wasn't bad either anyone within distance PM me looks like unlimineted supply of B/L Cherry and Ash some Oak
     

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  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Great find. Make sure you get that old farmer a nice Christmas gift.
     
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