"lil" maple today

ckarotka Posted By ckarotka, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:29 AM

  1. ckarotka

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    I revisited a site from last month. Nothing special just some MORE maple, but it's whats I can get right now. I really don't mind it, nice sizes, splits easy and seasons fast. I'll take what I can get for free.
     

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  2. thewoodlands

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    ckarota nice, is that sugar maple?

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  3. ckarotka

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    Zap,

    I really don't know what sugar maple is or looks like, so I'm not sure. Green leaves in the traditional maple leaf pattern with a smooth gray bark on the younger trees and limbs.

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  4. thewoodlands

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    Looks like sugar maple, do you have a picture of the leaves?

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  5. ckarotka

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    No I don't. I didn't think it was anything good cuz I could get all kinds of this stuff from all over. I will get a pic of a tree around the house. These trees are everywhere around my area. The whole area this guy is clearing all the same maple. Tall thin trunks.
     
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    If it's sugar maple thats good firewood, might want and check what kind it is. Up here it's hard to get sugar maple (the sap is used to make maple syrup) I take any maple thats down but won't cut any.

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    That be Red Maple and it does season fast.
    Red Maple leaves are smaller than Sugar Maple.
    Nice score and nice cant hook.

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    The more I get into this "green" feeling I don't like to see trees come down just for fuel either. This guy is doing all the dropping and if I don't take it some else will. Another guy took most of the stuff closest to the road but disappeared when the wheelbarrows came out. I would imagine he will clear up to an acre for the house. This section so far is for the driveway. I also gave a couple loads to the neighbor.
     
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    If he's felling I'd be a taker also.

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    Looks good. Beats cuttin in a dirty overgrown pile.
     
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    if ya get a chance, take a pic of the leaf. I know that the maple leaves look the same to a lot of people, but I bet we can ID it with just a leaf. Here's a picture, for example, of a Norway and a Sugar. You can see some significant differences....
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    Yeah, the green and orange are a dead give away! :lol:
     
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    lol, smartass...
     
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    The barks a dead give away ! :lol:

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    +1 also beats hauling brush around.

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    That is my buddies hook. I wanted to try one out before buying. That tool is worth every penny and will be my next investment. He replaced the bolt in the foot with a pin to use it just as a hook when needed. Northern tool has one for about $50 plus shipping with a fiberglass handle.

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    Hard to tell from the pictures but probably soft maple. If so, it will split very easy and dry quite fast. That also is what we use for kindling wood because it lights easy. Also, once you split it into kindling it will dry even faster.
     

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