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Maple ID Help > Pic posted

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by gman1001, Jan 10, 2006.

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  1. gman1001

    gman1001 Member

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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!

    G -

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  2. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    That's definitely black cherry.
  3. CountryBoy

    CountryBoy New Member

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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

    gman1001 Member

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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!

    G -
  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.
  6. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Yup, one more vote for cherry.
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