First Score...Mulberry?

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  1. mskif

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    A kind neighbor let me have a tree that was taken down today in return for helping with the cleanup. I think it is Mulberry. Is Mulberry a decent hardwood for burning?
     

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    Yes sir and a fine burning wood at that!
     
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    Mulberry is one of best.Great Score!
     
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    Wow, that's great info for me. I have a bunch of logs that look just like your mulberry and I was wondering what they were. Thanks for the post.
     
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    I didn't get a picture of it, but the middle of the logs are very yellow. It appears to turn a dark brown when it dries out.
     
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    Those are pics at the top of the page right? Do you mean you didn't get pics of the tree while standing?

    The wood I have is also very yellow inside. The bark of kind of papery and greenish. It is more likely to peel off than break off. The wood grain is kind of like maple, but it is a little easier to split than maple. There is very little smell to it while splitting. I wish I had gotten a leaf from it for identification, but it seems like it is mulberry.
     
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    Sounds about right.
     
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    Great find. I wish I could find Mulberries that big around here.
     
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    that is mullberry. something to consider when burning mulberry is the sparks.

    be careful when loading or stirring the fire as mulberry does throw a ton of sparks.
     
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    Thanks for the information gentlemen.
     
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