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can someone post of picture of a cut mulberry?

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

  1. jeanw

    jeanw Member

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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.
    Thanks
    Jean

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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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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  3. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

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    Yep def worth the time. I burn a lot of mulberry and it does great
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  4. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    Mulberry is great wood. Easily identified by the deep yellow color of a fresh split.
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  5. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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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.
  6. DexterDay

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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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  7. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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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
  8. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Just watch the sparks.
  9. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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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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  10. schlot

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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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  11. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Explain the spark issue, please.
  12. DexterDay

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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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  13. tigeroak

    tigeroak Burning Hunk

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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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  14. Ralphie Boy

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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.
  15. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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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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  16. HDRock

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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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  18. mecreature

    mecreature Minister of Fire

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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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  19. ScotO

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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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  21. ohlongarm

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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.
  22. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Ashland is Dex's neighborhood, I think.
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  23. DexterDay

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    Its about 10 min South ;)
  24. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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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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  25. DexterDay

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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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