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BLACK LOCUST?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Coal Reaper, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    wasnt too bad, wheeled them up with hand truck. prob gonna go back for the trunk seen in picture 3666 this weekend if what i have already doesnt give me a hard time splitting with the x25. will see how much snow we get here too...

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  2. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    Not being critical but I'm not seeing black locust there,unless theres a different specie I'm unaware of. Wood looks too white should be yellow even when green,for your sake I hope I'm wrong,Good luck with it anyway.If possible show some leaves of the trees in question.
  3. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    i hope you are wrong longarm. no other pictures but in pic 3667 you can see the stalks that the leaves grow from if that helps.
  4. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Looks like Black Locust to me. Split a round and post a pic Coal Reaper
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  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Forget the leaf pics . . . maybe I missed it . . . but I would love to see more pics of the truck . . . looks interesting from what little I could see of it in one pic.
  6. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    man everybody loves that truck, including me!
    1987 jeep j-20. previous life was a plow truck for (you'll like this) a fire department. 39k original miles. very stout truck. high ground clearance and low center of gravity. currently needs new floorboards, exhaust, and carb work. loves being locked in low 4x4 to drag trees out of woods. my son loves it too!

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  7. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    anyways, met a buddy at the bar last night. chootin the chit and i show him that picture of the load of wood i brought home. "hmm" he says "that looks like some of the trees that got knocked over on my property. i am going to cut them up and throw them down the mountain tomorrow to get rid of them." i asked him to send me a pic to verify BL (hopefully) before he did that. needless to say, i got him doing work for me right now. pictured is the smallest of at least 4 trees. i will get some pics of a split round tonight.

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  8. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    I vote that THAT is BL. I have a yard full of it and every windstorm gives me another years' wood- shallow roots, apparently.
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  9. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    You have struck gold this week Coal Reaper. Locust is awesome, my favorite wood.
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  10. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    FYI- I am currently burning the BL that came down in my yard during Hurricane Irene. It burns like I dipped it in gasoline. Do your own math on seasoning time.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Definitely don't let that buddy throw that wood away!!!!
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  12. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    .........so dave, how did one from the hollers and mountains of west by God virginia end up in the mountains of alaska? i lived on the new river in fayetteville for awhile. i loved it.

    nice score reaper

    cass
  13. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Deep Hollar, West by God Virginia ! Yu-all :)
    How? Military ;)
  14. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    cool dave.....yeah, i ended up in d.c. because of my military experience....fayetteville too, right after getting out, but it paid better here.

    cass
  15. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That's BL. Good stuff should split pretty easily. And will burn like coal in a year.
  16. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    This is from the truckload i brought home. Was pretty easy to split, only a bit more difficult than oak.
  17. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    image.jpg
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  18. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    black locust..................hey and ain't that longarm guy the one that was going to show us all that black locust split and stacked ? Did I miss it
  19. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    Planning for two years. Putting in a boiler next summer and have plenty of black birch for first winter.
  20. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Good wood . . . definitely get whatever wood your buddy was preparing to toss aside.

    And thanks for posting pics of the truck . . . looks sharp. Cute kid as well.
  21. Coal Reaper

    Coal Reaper Minister of Fire

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    thanks all.

    dare i ask if this is the same guy? stacked off the ground and carefully tarped, this was behind the barn when i bought my house...

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  22. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    I found similar stack next to my barn... lived in the house for 3 years, then burned it. Split one of those bad boys- what do you find?
  23. blujacket

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    Looks like Ash, maybe
  24. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Not BL.
  25. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    My first impression is black walnut. Any in the area?
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