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mcdonald's wood is good!!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by steeltowninwv, May 4, 2013.

  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    after work today i went thru mcdonalds drive thru for a milk shake...while i was waiting for them to take my order, i saw a very large downed tree..what i thought was a ash tree.....so i get my milkshake then walk in and talk with the manager about cutting it...she tells me..here is a piece of paper...write something saying they wont be responsible if something happens..i tell her no problem....came home got the saw and went back....as i get up in the woods behind mcdonalds i see it is in fact a locust tree instead of ash..by far the biggest locust i have cut...and its straight as an arrow as well......i got this load this evening...after work i will get another load each day until i get it whipped...the pic is of some of the limbs from the tree top.....this locust is probably 26-28 inches across for a good 30- 40 feet of log...gonna be some awesome wood.....and to beat it all.its pretty dry wood...could probably burn this year if needed, but this will be for 3 years from now...im sure it will get greener and wetter down in that butt log.

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  2. loadstarken

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    Milkshake and a locust tree! What combo number was that and did it come with fries? Hehe
  3. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Looks like Ash
  4. The Beagler

    The Beagler Burning Hunk

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    That is ash. Still a great find!
  5. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    ash it is then.....went and split a piece....doesnt look like locust now...dummy me..but still good wood
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  6. WellSeasoned

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    Awesome! Especially working off that milkshake.
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  7. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Looks like ash to me too.
    Good wood, dries fast . burns great.
    Splits good!

    Amazing how many of us can see a down tree for miles.
    Will circle the block to take another look.
    Kicks the brain into high gear!
    Next thought is "wouldn't that tree, all CSS 'd in my wood pile, look great !

    LOL,

    Nice scrounge ! :)
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  8. ScotO

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    Da da da DA DAH......I'm lovin' it!

    couldn't help myself.....:p Even though it's ash, that's great wood. great score, indeed!
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Glad you're feeling better & back to normal.
    Must have been one tough flu bug !
    Spring fever !
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  10. ScotO

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    Brutal.....
    Ever have your butt kicked right up between your shoulder blades? Well, this flu was WAAY worse than that, Dave. worst one I've ever had......hands down. It lasted almost three full weeks....

    Almost back to 100% now......thanks!;)
  11. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Looks like ash bark. Great score. Two years instead of three.;)
  12. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Glad you whooped it Scotty.
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  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    You deserve a tree today. So get up and get away. To McDonald's.

    Will that tree be for here, or to go sir?
  14. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Keep your day job of moderator of moderation
    When I was singing along, it sounded out of key :) LOL
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  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Back in the 70's when McDonald's aired that tune for ads dozens of their store employees came to work to find front windows smashed and a brickbat inside with a note attached reading "You deserve a brick today...".
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  16. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    the ash will last 3 years stacked wont it?..i wont need it for 3 years from now
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  17. Locust Post

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    Yes that ash will be fine in 3 years.....heck Sav probably has some ash in his stacks that's 33 years old. :)
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  18. Locust Post

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    Glad you're feeling better sounds like that flu was a killer for Overkill
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  19. Woody Stover

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    Why is his wood so good, and who is this MoisturecontentDonald? ==c

    To go, and super-size it! ==c
  20. schlot

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    Sweet.....ba dum bum!
  21. Backwoods Savage

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    That ash will be good 20 years from now so no worries there. Great that you got it and I like the way you approached it too. Sweet.
  22. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    cut another load of this ash today on the way home from work..no pics...ill try and take pics of the pile after i get it all home
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