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Hackberry Tree

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Nokoni, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. Nokoni

    Nokoni New Member

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    A friend cut down a hackberry tree and is giving it to me. How is this wood for burning?

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  2. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    it is middle of the pack,but still ok. also, it is some stringy stuff to split:(
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    suematteva New Member

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    Nokoni,

    If that is the same as what they call hard hack also heard it called tie hack,,it is awesome stuff. More btu than apple, make sure you cut to length when green..I save ours for below zero jan Feb..Can you put up a picture.
  4. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    here ya go noko. http://mb-soft.com/juca/print/firewood.html
    Species Relative
    Heat Easy to
    Burn Easy to
    Split Heavy
    Smoke
    ? Throw
    Sparks
    ? General
    Rating Aroma Weight of
    Seasoned
    Cord-lbs Heat
    Producd
    per Cord
    M Btu
    Hardwoods .
    .
    Black Ash Med Yes/Fair Yes No No/Few Excel Minim 2,992 19.1
    White Ash High Yes/Fair Yes No No/Few Excel Minim 3,689 23.6
    Red Oak High Yes/Poor No No No/Few Excel Fair 3,757 24.0
    White Oak High Yes No No No Excel . 4,012 25.7
    Beech High Yes/Poor Yes No No/Few Excel Minim 3,757 24.0
    Blue Beech High Yes/Poor Yes No No/Few Excel Minim 3,890 26.8
    .
    White Birch Med Yes/Good Yes No No/Mod Excel Minim 3,179 20.3
    Grey Birch Med Yes/Good Yes No No/Mod Poor Minim 3,179 20.3
    YellowBirch High Yes/Good Yes No No/Mod Excel Minim 3,689 23.6
    Paper Birch Med Yes/Good Yes No No/Mod Excel Minim 3,179 20.3
    Black Birch High Yes/Good Yes No No/Mod Excel Minim 3,890 26.8
    Hickory High Yes/Fair Bad No No/Mod Excel Good 4,327 27.7
    HardMaple High Yes Bad No No Excel . . .
    .
    Pecan High Yes Yes No No Excel . . .
    Dogwood High Yes Yes No No Excel . . .
    Red or
    Soft Maple Med Yes No No No Good . 2,924 18.7
    Cherry Med Yes/Poor Yes No No/Few Good Excel 3,120 20.0
    BlackCherry Med Yes/Poor Yes No No/Few Good Excel 2,880 19.9
    Walnut Med Yes Yes No No Good . . .
    .
    White Elm Med Med/Fair No Med No/None Fair Fair 3,052 19.5
    AmericanElm Med Med/Fair No Med No/None Fair Fair 3,052 19.5
    Sycamore Med Med No Med No Fair . . .
    Gum Med Med No Med No Fair . . .
    Aspen Low Yes Yes Med No Fair . 2,295 14.7
    .
    Basswood Low Yes Yes Med No Fair . 2,108 13.5
    Cottonwood Low Yes Yes Med No Fair . 2,108 13.5
    Chestnut Low Yes Yes Med Yes Poor . . .
    Apple High Poor . . Few Med Excel 4,140 26.5
    Hemlock Low . . . Many Fair Good 2,482 15.9
    .
    BlackLocust High Poor . . None Good Minim 3,890 26.8
    Sugar Maple High Poor No . Few Good Good 3,757 24.0
    Eastern
    Hornbeam High . . . . Excel . 4,267 27.3
    Hackberry Med . . . . . . 3,247 20.8
    Boxelder Low . . . . . . 2,797 17.9
    Butternut Low . . . . Poor . 2,100 14.5
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