I Love My Arborist!

wendell Posted By wendell, Sep 19, 2009 at 12:33 AM

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  1. wendell

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    I got this dropped off in my driveway today. Should finish off my 2012 stacks.

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  2. Archie

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    Lucky you! Next time, ask him if he can cut it down to size a bit more :cheese:
     
  3. wendell

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    I ain't saying nothing but, "Thank you!"
     
  4. smokinj

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    yep thats what i'd say! you should have a saw in that group that will bring it down to size
     
  5. f3cbboy

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    good pile - case of beer or maybe some blackberry brandy to keep the guy warm....
     
  6. BrotherBart

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    What kind of tree is that?
     
  7. rdust

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    I was thinking ash??
     
  8. webby3650

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    What are you trying to start? We all know that it is a Hack-shag-ash-box-berry.
     
  9. smokinj

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    +1 or -1 sure looks like it? and bet the farm on it!
     
  10. wendell

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    It's ash.
     
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Yup, it certainly is white ash. And I agree Wendell, the only thing I'd say is, "Thank you."
     
  12. Wood Duck

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    That tree could be White Ash, but I was going to say Norway Maple. This was a planted shade tree, judging by the way it is branched, and Norway Maple is a more common shade tree, unfortunately. Does White Ash ever get the dark center that part of this tree has?
     
  13. JustWood

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    Ash Mmmmmmmmmm Hmmmmmmmmm!
     
  14. TreePapa

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    It's "Yardwood" !

    Peace,
    - Sequoia
     
  15. Jags

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    Yup!

    Its white ash.
     
  16. Jfk4th

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    Yep it is ASH
     
  17. BrotherBart

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    Glad to know what it is. Three weeks ago I dropped a big dead one and I had never seen that wood before. Seems like it must have been the only ash in the forest of oak, beech and Tulip trees that I live in. Well, a half cord awaits a try out two or three years from now.

    Thanks.
     
  18. savageactor7

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    Right, I think what you think...your very fortunate wendell.
     
  19. BrotherBart

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    Yep. Both of you keep each other happy. He doesn't have to pay landfill fees, which are getting to be significant for arborists, and you get wood. The best for both of ya.
     
  20. andybaker

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    Definitely Ash. My guess is Green Ash. Green Ash were planted like crazy starting about 30-40 years ago as street and yard shade trees along with Silver Maple to replace the Elm after they were taken down due to DED. Green Ash will have that dark center and the grain will look like Oak. In fact, it looks so close to Oak it's often called Honey Oak and used for Children's furniture since it isn't legal to use Red Oak since it has a open grain and the Ash has a closed grain. The Ash is much less likely to splinter than the Oak in case the child chews on it, like in a crib. Anyway, sorry for ramblin', the Green Ash grows fast, faster than the White Ash and isn't nearly as dense as the White. I've found that Green Ash needs to season well unlike White Ash and makes for a good day time wood to burn as it doesn't burn long enough to last all night. Throws a lot of heat and is the prettiest burning wood I've ever burned. I have as EPA rated insert and when the air supply is turned down this wood will burn with a flame that fills the whole box. Looks like the pictures when they advertise them. Man I'm lookin forward to some cooler weather and getting a fire going - if you can't tell!

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