How Long To Season Un-split Apple?

jadm Posted By jadm, Apr 11, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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  1. jadm

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    Neighbor cut down her apple tree. Her brother got the trunk and she was putting the rest out for trash. :ahhh: Well, I put an end to that.

    I now have a bunch of 1" - 4" rounds that I need to cut and let season. They woun't be split. Wondering how long they will take to season. I will cut them into 20" lengths.

    I live in a super dry climate. Lots of sun and lots of wind.

    My regular split hardwoods season in one year here.

    (I also got all of the 'twigs' that are great for kindling. All were bundled up and tied with rope for the trash. Figure I have about 2 years worth of kindling. My lucky day. :coolsmile: )
     
  2. captainjim04

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    Sounds like a great score. 1 year but 2 will be better for the 4" rounds. the 1 - 2" will be ready by fall for sure. I have some 1 and 2" from last year and I can break them by hand. I have some in my stove right now. I throw some on the grill pit when I BBQ too. Also I save the branches for this time of year and feed them 2 and 3 at a time keeping my stove at around 350 and the two front windows and back door is wide open. Every now and then the apple smell comes in the windows. My profile pic is the section of the trunk from the apple tree I cut down last year. I felled it by my self so I wedged it and dropped the trunk in the back of my truck. Had A time getting it back out, it was almost 2 pallets wide. That wood will be ready next year. Went last week and took a smaller apple tree trunk and the rest of my stump from last year from the same lady. Here is a pic of that trunk and a limb. I love apple, branches and all.
     

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  3. savageactor7

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    ^ Biggest apple tree I've ever seen.

    I'm thinking at 4" that wood should burn OK next season...esp since it's been cut so early.
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Burn it next winter and it should be fine.
     
  5. jadm

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    Thanks for the replies everybody.

    If the skies hold today I get to cut it up and stack it. At the moment it is piled on our picnic table and deck.....I am looking forward to the heat it will provide next burning season. :coolsmile:
     
  6. burntime

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    I had some 8 inch pieces that literally took 3 years to dry. I split it in the 3rd year and it was fine. Before that it just sizzled. It was cut in spring and apple has a lot of moisture in it. Burns great once dry though!!!
     
  7. captainjim04

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    Thats why I said wait 2 years for 4+ inch rounds, mine sizzled the first season and this season they rocked the house with crazy heat. The rounds burned long and hot. My split apple burned great the first year and this year too. That stuff is great.
     
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