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Cherries comin down this week. How much is it? PIC

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CHeath, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. CHeath

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    My wife has been nagging me about these cherry trees for a long time. There are really only 7 in this picture but most are all 50 foot tall. How much wood is in this picture? image.jpg

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    2.27 cords. ;)
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  3. Woody Stover

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    1.47 cords. Heh-heh.
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  4. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    1.48 cords
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  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    :rolleyes:;lol
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  6. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I think somewhere around 1.5 cord...
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  7. CHeath

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    Gimme y'all's lottery numbers also! :) Buncha turkeys!!
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  8. weatherguy

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    Measure the diameters at the bottom and some of these egg heads on the forum can give you a pretty good estimate. Something about diameter squared times 3.14.... dont remember the rest.
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  9. midwestcoast

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    I'd guess an average of 1/3'rd cord per tree on those. So pretty much exactly what Jay has.
    The one on the far right would be more (2/3'rd cord?) if it's included in the 7. A couple of those scrawny ones maybe less than 1/4 cord each.
    You'll know for sure soon enough!
  10. JoeyD

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    Yup, Jay hit this one right on the head. 2.27 or 2.28, give or take.
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  11. CHeath

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    That should put me at almost 6 cords for next winter.
  12. red oak

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    You could do a lot worse than 6 cords of cherry!!
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    I always anticipate more wood while the tree is standing....then you chop, split and stack and look around wondering who stole the rest !....so im going to guess 2 max....

    either way, thats an awesome amount....post pics of the process!! how does that stuff burn?
  14. CHeath

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    I've not burned a lot but what I have smelled fantastic. Like pipe tobacco.
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    2 max.
  16. DexterDay

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    Don't have a guess for you, but I know that the Cherry will be ready by next Winter if you cut and split it soon.

    Compared to the Oak you have, this will make next winter much easier on you and your flue.
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  17. CHeath

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    If it will ever stop freakin raining! Lol
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  18. red oak

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    Hey CHeath - here in Virginia we're getting all snow - could be 10 inches by the time it's done! Hauled a couple truckloads out of the woods yesterday as the snow was coming down hard! Was going to do more today but may wait a few days.
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  19. CHeath

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    We got some this morning. A dusting but its still white. The Roof was white and some areas on the ground. We have had ZERO accumilation this year. Some years, its like this. I am READY FOR HOT WEATHER!
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    Once you start splitting wood you may change your mind about wanting that hot weather!
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  21. CHeath

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    Luckily, its all split except those cherries.
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  22. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    You'll enjoy burning that cherry. I let it dry 2 years if you
    can. Alot burn it 1 year seasoned. Nice wood though.
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    Im burning some now thats been seasoned 1 year, I have seasoned oak but with temps at 40 in the day and 20's at night I see no need to use my last cord of seasoned oak, Ill save it for midwinter next year. The cherry's burning good for 1 year seasoned, everythings better with 2 but its fine with 1 year. Ill pop one open later and test the MC.
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  24. Nudge

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    I picked up an old book on firewood on the $1 rack outside a local bookstore. It was put out by Poulan circa 1980, and while it has the same standard BTU tables we've all seen, one interesting thing they pointed out was a rule of thumb for how much wood a tree will yield. Here are three examples:

    A tree 15 inches in diameter (or 47 inches around) "at breast height" will yield 1/2 cord of wood.
    A tree 20 inches in diameter (or 63 inches around) "at breast height" will yield 1 cord of wood.
    A tree 27 inches in diameter (or 85 inches around) "at breast height" will yield 2 cords of wood.

    You can either guess the diameter, or you can measure the tree around at breast height and divide by 3.1415 to get the diameter.

    I'm going to be interested to test this estimate this spring when I hit the woods. It's definitely a good rule of thumb if so, because I'd have a more defined way of decided when to cut and when to pass. I figure a cord of wood from each felled tree is worth the effort, so by this logic I'm going to seek 20 inches or more.

    - Nudge
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