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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by wendell, Sep 19, 2009.

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  1. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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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

    Archie Member

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

    wendell Minister of Fire

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

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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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

    f3cbboy Feeling the Heat

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

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    What kind of tree is that?
  7. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    I was thinking ash??
  8. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    It's ash.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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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

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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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

    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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    It's "Yardwood" !

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  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup!

    Its white ash.
  16. Jfk4th

    Jfk4th Minister of Fire

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    Yep it is ASH
  17. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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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

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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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

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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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!

    Andybaker
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