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Is this pine?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cammee, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. cammee

    cammee New Member

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    I can't remember where we stacked the pine at and I don't want to burn it inside. Is this pine? Been sitting about 2 years now.

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  2. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    I can't really tell from the picture, it's too small and far away. Why don't you want to burn it inside? Nothing wrong with burning pine as long as it's dry.
    Pine does not cause chimney fires... wet unseasoned wood does!

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  3. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    +1... Burn it.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Sure not pine. Looks more like Poplar.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I agree with BB.
  6. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    Does not look like any pine we have around here.
    Pine that has seasoned for 2 years will not create creosote. Wet wood and not burning hot enough create it.
  7. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I'd guess birch
  8. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Looks like heat-producing firewood to me...
    Just needs to be split...
  9. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    I refuse to identify it, on the grounds that you shouldn't be afraid to burn pine.
  10. cammee

    cammee New Member

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    Thanks Guys, I was just told you shouldn't burn pine inside. But If you all say it's ok then I guess it is. I was out there trying to work on splitting it, little tough to get done though, maybe have to find some help with those bigger pieces. I did try a couple of splits on the fire and it seemed to burn ok, I prefer elm to anything else, but wood is wood and it's free.
    Keep Smiling and cutting everyone......
  11. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    You shouldn't be afraid to burn anything that's DRY. Those might not be all the way dry, even after 2 years. They need to be split to fully season. I split some 1 year seasoned soft maple rounds and had to wait another 5 months for them to be ready to burn. It'll burn much hotter and cleaner if it's truly dry.
  12. fyrwoodguy

    fyrwoodguy Feeling the Heat

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    looks like poplar to meee too :)
  13. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Poplar/Aspen
  14. jpl1nh

    jpl1nh Minister of Fire

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    Poplar, and if you're having a tough time splitting it, you might try reading Poplar Mechanics. :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry.. :blank:
  15. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    THAT, was funny :lol:

    Playing with some of the cut pine here... I think I like it :) Mixes well with the oak & maple, plus the "mystery wood" ;-)
  16. jadm

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    Looks like pine to me so you better send it to me ASAP to avoid any mishaps. I live West of you and run a certified pine disposal unit. I am experienced in disposing of pine safely.

    Even if it isn't pine I can take care of it for you. Consider your troubles with unidentified wood are over. ;-)
  17. bren582

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    Doesn't look like pine to me but I'm no expert either.. I recently picked up a load of pine cut to length, Guy said it was cut last year from a white pine and a blue spruce. All nice and clean and dry cut to approx 13in lengths ranging from 3 to 12 inches diameter. Guy wanted it gone no charge I took it all for free, jammed as much as i could in my car for the short trip home. The stuff is gold in my opinion that no one wants in the northeast US because the roads are paved with hardwood as far as the eye can see. This stuff is great to mix in with the hardwood.. The best of both worlds as far as I am concerned.. I'm honestly thankful that I live in an area where i have easy access to pretty much everything from the hardest to the softest of species..
  18. CowboyAndy

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    You, sir are my hero.
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