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I want to replant trees I use to burn. How many trees are in a cord of wood?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by woodsie8, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. woodsie8

    woodsie8 Member

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    I have made a committment to replant, but don't have a clue how many trees to replant. I will plant more than taken but don't want to replant less..........

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  2. Shipper50

    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    I would have to say it depends on how big you let the tree get. I have cut trees that were around 16-20 inches in diameter that would get one cord. I cut a double trunk hickory just last month that gave me around 1.5 -2 cords. I didn't cut the very tops, only up too say 3 inch diameter.

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  3. johnsopi

    johnsopi Minister of Fire

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    I would think you should plant 8 to 10 trees per cord at lest.
  4. acesover

    acesover New Member

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    id say 1 tree per cord of wood is a fair exchange.
  5. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    In most places, the trees will replant themselves quite nicely,to the point of overcrowding if there's a good opening in the canopy- whether you replant or not. I am planting in my yard to change the mix of trees to more rare natives, but otherwise they crowd right in.
  6. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Are you replanting to avoid a species that would be invasive temporarily ?

    I planted parts of a stripped parcel 40 years ago and all that I planted is just about gone. Crowded out by 1st and then 2nd generation local species.
    Was interesting to watch what wind patterns perimeter species availability and other effects have had on recovery.
    20 acres willow bushes and weeds become pine/maple /birch/willow become pine / maple / oak and now quite a bit of holly and even some white oak in the understory. If I had time, I'd be out there cutting down pine in favor of the oak.

    All the oak I planted dried out with no protective canopy. All the non-native fir / spruce was overtaken by the local pine / maple.
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    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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