can someone post of picture of a cut mulberry?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jeanw, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. jeanw

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    you know a cross section of the trunk looking down?
    Not sure if that is what we cut down in this old property... Only been here for awhile....It was light colored big about 2 feetin diameter...middleof wood like a beautiful scarlett stain... cant remember what leaves looked like.... dont want to waste time and energy and gasoline... splitting it with splitter if it is junk wood to burn.
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    Jean
     

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    Mulberry is great stuff,one of my favs & quite plentiful in the midwest & most of the eastern US.Here's some random I cut between 2007 & last September.....
     

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    Yep def worth the time. I burn a lot of mulberry and it does great
     
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    Mulberry is great wood. Easily identified by the deep yellow color of a fresh split.
     
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    Scarlet red stain in the middle sounds like box elder. The piss yellow of the fresh mulberry split will turn a deep, dark brown after it sits for a while, and turns faster in the sun.

    I think I found my last mulberry split today.
     
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    Definitely worth taking. IMO. Very yellow when split. Then as said above, turns a darker brown when exposed and seasoned.
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    Thistle, could you be more helpful, please ??

    :p

    On a more serious note, thanks... I have 2 coming down, and now know what to look for.

    Funny, my tree guy called it "crappy wood". My tree guy, not my firewood guy, who is the tree guys father ;lol
     
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    Just watch the sparks.
     
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    Here's more cut just 2 days ago :p Cleaning up some long dead overhanging broken branches from a tree in neighbor's woods.They fell across part of my trail.
     

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    Just split a bunch of box-elder and have some mulberry stacked already. The scarlett color definitely sounds like box-elder. The color isn't always in the center though. Box-elder isn't a great BTU source, Mulberry is much better.
     
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    Explain the spark issue, please.
     
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    It pops and sparks more than any other wood I have seen

    And like Hedge, Mulberry burns about like coal ;)
     
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    Just think about a package of fire crackers going off. Poke mulberry or hedge with a poker and watch the sparks fly, hedge is the worst but great heat.
     
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    You've got box elder. Scarlet red stain in the center is classic box elder. Fair shoulder season or mixer wood for denser woods like oak or locust.
     
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    My experience with mulberry is a lot like shagbark and sometimes oak. The coals throw up a shower of sparks when you stir them up.
     
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    Got some couple weeks ago

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    I loaded the Buck 91 this AM and was moving some coaling splits, musta been a Mulberry in there, and a shower of sparks shot out the door in every direction to a radius of about five feet. A welder's cap would have been handy. ;lol They are tiny sparks, but still...
    I guess you've never burned any Sassafras? ==c That stuff pops to beat the band!
     
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    It does spark. It also burns the blues flame I have seen.

    It is Hot Hot Hot.
     
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    with a reddish hue to it, I'm thinking you've got box elder. It's in the maple family, on the soft end. It's a great shoulder season wood, and makes for some very pretty boards if milled....
    Mulberry is yellowish when split, and browns like a caramel color when seasoned. Mulberry is a way better firewood than box elder, but both have a place in the stacks....
     
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    Got this at a coworker's last summer. Load 1 ot 2. He couldn't get near it - covered in poisin ivy. He reads about the stuff and gets a rash. I got a quarter sized spot on my hand for a few days.
     
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    Mulberry is the chit,burned a little and it was awesome on par with hedge and BL.my friend in Ashland 45 minutes from me has trees 3 feet in diameter he says come and cut all you want. Too far to drive unless I had a huge trailer to make it worthwhile.
     
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    Ashland is Dex's neighborhood, I think.
     
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    Its about 10 min South ;)
     
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    Get on it.

    I get thru there now and then for work. I see you Ohio guys post something about where you're at, and I can say 'I've been there' a lot. I think I've been about everywhere in the northern half of the state.
     
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    Next time your in the area, drop a line and stop by ;)

    Always looking to place a face.
     

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