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I lied...there are some pretty straight Cherry Trees in CT

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by WOODBUTCHER, Sep 8, 2009.

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  1. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    Over the last 7 years living here in CT, I've never split Cherry that was this sraight before....hardly any twist to it at all.
    I was able to make some nice center cuts and half rounds (stacks really good.) This will be enjoyable to burn come winter 2010/2011.

    WoodButcher

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    milled one at my place last year for a friend it was 36 ft before the frist branch as stright as could be
  3. burntime

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    That looks like what I call choke cherry. Grows on the edge of farmer fields usually pretty straight with a little lean to the open field. I cut 2 of them that were in the way and they were dry in 2 months!
  4. Wood Duck

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    That is Black Cherry, the largest cherry and the one with the hardest wood. We have lots of them here, and I have split many that had fairly straight grain and split really nicely. It is a nice wood to process, in my experience. Choke Cherry and similar cherries like fire cherry and the cherry grown for fruit don't seem to have wood quite like a black cherry, plus they don't seem to split as well, perhaps because the ones I have tried to split had lots of branches. Black Cherries will grow in the open, along fences, etc., and there they are as branchy as other cherries, but they also grow in the woods where they become tall and straight.
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    I have alot pf black cherry on my property. I cut a few down for this year. All of mine are straight as an arrow, 14-18" in diameter and 30-50 feet tall.

    Nothing better that that feeling of picking up a nice 20" long round of black cherry and popping it in half on the first strike.
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