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Posted By Freeheat,
Oct 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM
The neighbor had a large pear tree come down and offered me the wood but is it worth the effort??
Depends on the size.
If you can get a few round & laves the mess,
It's all BTUs
All wood will burn. It's especially good if it's nextdoor and you don't have to transport it.
General rule of thumb . . . often times fruit trees are very good in terms of BTUs . . . or for smoking meat.
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.
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.
no he's having the brush hauled away , I get just the round
Take it! It bears fruit so should be great burning wood.
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.
Flowering pears make one hell of a mess year round.
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.
This is one of those ornimental trees dosen't produce any ediable fruit
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
cutting the rest up tonight and spliting over the weekend
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.
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.
I processed some bradford pear from storm damage this past summer. It's very dense & it was definitely worth it for me.
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.