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gman1001 Posted By gman1001, Jan 10, 2006 at 3:50 PM

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  1. gman1001

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    Just retrieved about 1/2 cord of new cut down from a tree company. Splits by hand like a dream.

    Can anyone tell me what type of wood this is? I really think its a type of Maple.

    Tx!

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  2. Eric Johnson

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    That's definitely black cherry.
     
  3. CountryBoy

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    Yep, It looks like wild cherry to me also. I wish I had more of it on my farm. CB
     
  4. gman1001

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    woah - no kidding. Thoughts on how this stuff burns? Maybe I'll go beg for more?

    Pic doesn't do it justice, the heartwood is actually maroon in color and smells really nice.

    Tx for the replies!

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  5. Eric Johnson

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    When dry, cherry burns hot and coals up nice, but it doesn't have the btu value that some other species, like hard maple, beech, hickory, etc. enjoy. Black cherry is the most valuable commercial timber species in the Northeast, but it's kind of mid-grade firewood. But if you got it, burn it. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    Yup, one more vote for cherry.
     
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