Flowering pear

Freeheat Posted By Freeheat, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM

  1. Freeheat

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

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

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

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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

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

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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
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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
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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

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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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