Cherry blossom tree

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  1. clearblue16

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    Anybody ever burned it? How was it? Thanks!
     

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    Cherry burns great and in your area it might be one of the best for hardwoods. Another good point is that it seems to season fairly quick.
     
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    this is the non fruit producing Japanese cherry tree...sakura....it feels and looks like a good hardwood but doesn't have the cherry smell....
     
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    It burns just fine once seasoned. Similar to plum.
     
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    I burn a lot of black cherry, probably similar. It seems to me to have about the same burning characteristics as white ash.
    I love it, it's one of my favorite woods to burn. It smells so good coming out of the chimney.
     
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    Cherry burns spectacularly but I would rather put it up in the lathe and turn it into something than burn it sometimes! I had a overgrown one that I had to take down. I wouldn't ever really want to take down a cherry to begin. Anyway, I took it down and seasoned the smaller or crooked stuff but kept the straighter and thicker stuff for the lathe. I am going to dry it before turning it and haven't turned it yet but it looks good so far. Best of luck to you burning it if you have it.
     
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