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Burning Hurricane wood....Hurricane Isabell

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by DavidV, Feb 20, 2006.

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  1. DavidV

    DavidV New Member

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    Last night I came in from filling the wood bins and told the family that we were burning wood that came from Hurricane Issabell in 2003. I can even remember splitting the particular pieces we burned last night and this morning. They were from an enormous oak tree and were knotty and very difficult The family was unimpressed.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Every stick we have burned this winter was from a torndo spawned by Hurricane Ivan that touched down in our front yard. Every stick we burn for the next five years will be too.
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    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Ingrates ;-)
  4. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    Ahhh, Isabell firewood. I carried 36 inch logs of 12 and 14 inch diameter Isabell oak trees up a 100' steep embankment, on my shoulder, and had flashbacks to my days in the infantry. Why the hell did they call it light infantry? Nothing light about it.

    Those logs dried amazing quick once split and I burned some this weekend too. Wish I had a winch.
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    I'd ask for a photo of the downed trees and your property, but previous BrotherBart snapshots give me pause... :)
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Ahem.

    Here is a few of them. I quit counting at thirty six trees and went back to the house to sit and stare at the wall.

    Three and a half acres of destruction.

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    I had one but I divorced her....she was never much help at doing manual labor anyway. ;-P
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