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Flowering pear

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Freeheat, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    The neighbor had a large pear tree come down and offered me the wood but is it worth the effort??

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Depends on the size.
    If you can get a few round & laves the mess,
    It's all BTUs ;)
  3. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    All wood will burn. It's especially good if it's nextdoor and you don't have to transport it.

    Matt
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    General rule of thumb . . . often times fruit trees are very good in terms of BTUs . . . or for smoking meat.
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  5. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    As Jake says, it's good for burning and smoking, above average, I would say. Also excellent for carving and any other woodworking you might enjoy.
  6. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Nice dense wood, but a branchy, twiggy tree. I'd take it if you like the neighbor or if he might have more trees in the future. Plan on a lot of brush.
  7. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    no he's having the brush hauled away , I get just the round
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Take it! It bears fruit so should be great burning wood.
  9. BucksCounty

    BucksCounty Feeling the Heat

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    On top of everything that's been going on, I help my next door neighbor cut up his aristocrat pear that fell. We tossed everything in woods. I thought the pear would be no good. About 8-10 nicer rounds, running 5 to 10 inches. Looks like I will be picking from his woods tomorrow.
  10. Deron

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    Flowering pears make one hell of a mess year round.
  11. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Pear wood is like apple; good and hard, it burns evenly and hot. Also good for smoking with, leaves a sweet taste on the BBQ.
  12. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    This is one of those ornimental trees dosen't produce any ediable fruit
  13. DexterDay

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    So its a Cleveland Pear?

    Ornamental trees are normally good wood and pretty high in BTU's. My driveway is lined with Cleveland Pears.

    Not a lot to them, other than the trunk. But ir its already cut and next door, I would be takin it :)
  14. Freeheat

    Freeheat Minister of Fire

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    cutting the rest up tonight and spliting over the weekend
  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Final thought . . . all wood is good wood no matter what the BTUs are . . . just some wood may get used during the early Fall to take the chill out of the air and some wood is better used in the dead of winter when you need lots of heat and longer burns. Take it all . . . burn it all.
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  16. JBinKC

    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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    I would definitely take it.There is no travel involved. Always want to keep a cordial relationship with the neighbors.

    I am assuming your score is an ornamental bradford pear which doesn't bear fruit and tend to be very top heavy and usually succumb to high winds or ice. The wood is similar in density to white ash and for the most part splits easily too.
  17. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    I processed some bradford pear from storm damage this past summer. It's very dense & it was definitely worth it for me.
  18. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    It is great firewood, theres some guy on cl selling cords of pear for $290, I should say hes asking $290, its good but not sure its that good.

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