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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ArsenalDon, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Went hunting yesterday up in the back woods figuring the snow had finally melted...almost right, only got stuck once and had a blast flying through a few deep patches too in my 4X4.

    The reward was a tree downed across the road and a snag just about 15 feet away. Not huge trees, but wood is wood....I do not hear much about these species on here, so can you guess the 2 trees?

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  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I pass, picture is too far away for me and my tired eyes. But my inquiring mind wants to know.
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    When in doubt, go with 'some kind of Maple.' ==c
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  4. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    I could have done better on the pics. The red fuzzy bark is red cedar and the white bark is White pine.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Well, I wouldn't have guessed. If I don't know, I simply would not post rather than guess as a normal thing.
  6. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    The Red Cedar is the real find. It burns so hot so fast that it makes the best kindling. Guess that is why they named the fire starter after cedar?
  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yeah but if we had looked closer at the second pic, we would have seen all the branches, and could have made an educated guess at Pine, not just a WAG. ==c
  8. Mr A

    Mr A Minister of Fire

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    How high on the mountain are you? I was just doing some work in Colfax. Grabbed a few madrone branches off the side of the road.
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice load
    Woods look dry. How's the wild fire conditions?
  10. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Quincy, CA is 3500 feet, Meadow Valley is about 3,800 and I drove up to about 4,000. Madone burns real well, as good as any hard wood I have burnt.....just a bit smaller than one would like
  11. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Would be hard to get a wild fire to take off now. Very wet still with regular little storms coming in periodically and humidity sitting around 40%
  12. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Actually very green on the Cedar, a storm took it down. The white pine is dry, it was a snag, that is the only way we can take a standing tree in this county

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