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Look what I found today

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by xman23, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    Took my grand daughter for a ride on the ATV. Out back of the house I found 1 large white oak on top of huge white oak. A buddy said we had a big wind storm last month. Last fall I had 2 trees down a 100 ft from these. Not a good place to be during a storm.

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  2. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I thought knew how to do this from the Iphone
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    Well, you found it.
    Plans to buck it up ?

    Goes to show you, if it fell weeks ago & you didn't know;
    "if a tree falls in the woods & no one is around, it doesn't make any sound " :)
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  5. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I have trees waiting for me everywhere. 4 at my father place from last year. now 3 at my house. As they say "you got to get while the getting is good"

    Thanks fossil for fixin it
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    Taking the granddaughter for a ride on the atv is worth the whole day!
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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    My wood pickup is down. Waiting for repair of transmission. NOW people are
    calling me with fallen trees in their yards. Can't win... But at least they are thinking
    of me when their trees fall.;)
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  9. ScotO

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    looks like some nice logs there......I'd be all over that stuff. White oak is one of my favorites. Smells fantastic when cutting and burning, burns long, leaves great coals......only problem is it takes 2 to 3 years C/S/S to be primo....

    But it's well worth the wait!
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  10. Backwoods Savage

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    One of those days!
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    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    Dennis, this was the first weekend my granddaughter spent at the cabin helping me. Every hour she asked if we could go for a tractor ride. The tractor is the ATV but she has a hard time saying ATV. All the grand kids grew up hanging out with me, learning the outdoors. They still do. Sofie can't wait to spend another weekend. Neither can I

    Scotty, I am lucky we burn 100% oak. We are so fortunate to be at the top of a mountain with all oak. Only a few maple get to 50 ft before the oaks starve them out. Most of the time the dead maples are burned in the fire pit or shoulder season. Other than the oaks taken to build the house, all the wood we burn has been blow down's. I agree, you have to season it but there is nothing better than a oak.
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    My daughter didn't even try saying ATV, she just calls it the "vroom vroom"
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  13. Trooper

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    Apologies if this is a hijack, but is oak the best-ever wood to burn? Any species better?
  14. ScotO

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    that all depends on your preference.........but as far as BTU's/lb, locust, hedge and hophornbeam top oak.......
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    Many folks also quite fond of Hickory. And seasoned Apple rocks too!
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  16. ScotO

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    no doubt at all! But BTU's/lb, I'm pretty sure the ones I mentioned are at or near the top of the list. IMO, a mix of ALL OF THE ABOVE, along with lots of silver and red maple, ash, white and red oak, walnut, mulberry, hackberry, elm, sugar maple, and lots more are ALL the best. You mix and match, you can end up with some great results! I'm not partial at all....(well, maybe a LITTLE partial to black and honey locust!);)

    That said, I usually save most of my hickory and apple for cooking on the keyhole pit!!;)
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  17. Backwoods Savage

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    Methinks some put too much faith in the charts. When they do this they tend to think some of the "lesser" woods aren't worth bothering with. Case in point, look at elm or even ash. Certainly not on the top of the charts but well worth your time to put up for firewood. For our area, oak is the best for most of us and we are very happy to have it. Still, I burn the oak only during the night hours during mid-winter. Other times we are burning ash, elm, soft maple, cherry, etc.
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    Gotta agree with Dennis . . . if it wasn't for elm I would have had a tough first year of burning . . . and as for ash . . . I just plain like it . . . it's the wood that is good at just about everything -- splitting, quick seasoning, decent burn time.
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