Dead Elm Up

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, May 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

  1. thewoodlands

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    After hauling the cherry out I picked a small bag of leeks, I then hauled & stacked two loads of dead elm we plan on burning this year.
     

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  2. Backwoods Savage

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    Still good stuff there. We have lots of it to cut.
     
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    The one on the edge of the brook looks good, small but good.
     
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    Zap, that elm made a nice addition to the stacks..............mixing it up a little is a good thing
     
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    I love that elm. Not too much of it this year, yet. Last spring we did a HUGE Siberian elm at a guys place. It was long dead, had been killed many years ago by the dutch elm disease, all the bark was off of it and it was almost as dry as a bone..... Great stuff, too. I cut, split, and layered it on top of my stacks. Burned it up last winter, it dried out pretty quickly....
     
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    Dries that fast?
    Sure looks nice stacked ;)
     
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    Looks good, Zap. Has it got "the sound" already? ==c
    I haven't run across any White Elm except one small tree on the edge of the yard, but that was a volunteer so it must be out there. I've gotten some dead Red that was low 20s MC that seemed to take its time drying out the rest of the way. It still had a slight sizzle to it after that hot, dry summer last year. I had it stacked in a row without a ton of air movement, though. I've got more Red stacked and more to cut, so I'll see if this batch seems to dry any quicker in a spot that gets a little more air.
     
  8. thewoodlands

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    Some of it had that sound to it when you hit them together, most of both trees had lost all the bark. I'll do a moisture meter check on a few splits then check twice in June.
     
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    I think it will bogy, it's been dead standing without bark for two years or more. The area where I stacked it (eastside) gets a strong wind (when we have it) with some good sun.
     
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    Yes it does. It will all be ready to burn by fall.
     

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