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C L find --wood ID please ?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Nocattom, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Nocattom

    Nocattom New Member

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Tough from the pic but bark kinda looks like cottonwood
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  3. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a big rotten cottonwood to me. Double pass.
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  4. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Pass on it. Hollow whatever. Not oak. Save the 8 bucks.
  5. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Here in Maryland I believe we call that stuff poplar. Not terrible if you don't have any firewood seasoned in the racks. Me, I am at the point where I will not take it anymore. Burns too quick and leaves too much ash. However, it does season quick and it is good to start a fire with. Maybe take enough to make kindling out of it. Any chance you are around Howard County?
  6. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    look at the rotted out center...not much burnable there
  7. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Missed the Craigslist ad that you posted and then found the thing tonight doing a search in the Baltimore area. Kind of nice that you can drive right up to it, but it sure does look like poplar from all the other pics. Being able to drive right up to it is nice. If you had a trailer and could take almost all of it, NEED more wood, and do not mind taking up storage space with poplar, I would say go get it. If it wasn't in Harford County, I might have taken a truckload of it myself just for kindling.
  8. Nocattom

    Nocattom New Member

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    Im in AA county, and if it is poplar thats a little to far. I'm finding it very hard to pass up any downed tree. The wood bug has a hold of me!
    Thanks for everyone's input
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    Yeah, if I was in Anne Arundel County there would be NO chance of me driving to northern Harford County for that wood. Unless you live in northern Anne Arundel, I am closer to that wood than you are and it just does not make fiscal sense to go and get it. Talking about an hour each way driving. Probably 120 miles or more round trip, and with diesel being $4 a gallon that is almost $40 in gas. To spend that much on diesel I would need to bring the trailer along and fill it up too with primo stuff to make it worthwhile.
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  10. Woody Stover

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    If you're not hurting for wood in order to get dry stuff for next season, sit tight and better scores will come your way. If you are needing dry wood for next season, you may be able to get some soft Maple out of the Spring storms. Split and stacked before Summer, that stuff will be pretty dry come Fall.
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Taint popple. Looks like cottonwood. I'd pass and not pay the tolls any more.

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