My scrounging site

basswidow Posted By basswidow, Mar 28, 2009 at 9:19 PM

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  1. basswidow

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    Theres a decent tree left behind at my scrounging site. I wonder why? I am not sure what type of tree it is? Should I cut it up ?

    Also the picture with my saw resting on a round, I also don't know what type of wood this is? I am unable to split it with a sledge and wedge. I guess I will leave it behind. I can't lift it and I can't split it.

    I scrounged 2 truck loads of cherry and what ever these yellow rounds are - I am thinking it's ash?

    Anyway, I am off to a slow start. Work had me traveling for 2 weeks and my chainsaw was in the shop.
     

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  2. burntime

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    Here is some of mine
     

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  3. burntime

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    Here is 3 cords of oak lovin!!!
     

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  4. CTBurner

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    looks like ash, great wood, great score
     
  5. vwboomer

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    If you can't split it, cut it with the chainsaw. I did this with large rounds of red oak today. No sense leaving good wood behind.
     
  6. Eisele

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    The Tree you have your chainsaw on is gum. I can tell because my father and I just had a hell of time splitting 3 cord of the stuff. If you dont have a log splitter I wouldnt recomend taking it. It burns wonderful but its hell to split even with a log splitter.
     
  7. Backwoods Savage

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    If you look at this picture you will see 100% white ash. I have never worked with gum but have worked with a lot (a big lot) of white ash. So, can we use these two pictures for comparison? Ash vs. Gum?
     
  8. LLigetfa

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    Eh Dennis, don't you feel guilty using a splitter on Ash? I know I do. I mean Ash splits so easy that it practically separates to get out of the way of the axe! I don't think there can be any confusing Ash with Gum if you look at the splitting characteristics. The other, is smell. I don't know what Gum smells like but I recognize the smell of Ash from a 100 yards away.
     
  9. LLigetfa

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    Oh, I forgot... I should be asking your wife!
     
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    LLigetta, I asked my wife and she says I should not feel the least bit guilty as it makes her work much, much easier. lol
     
  11. burntime

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    Backwoods has a nice pile going! I used to do that, now I split a little at a time when I get a chance. Thats the nice thing about owning your own splitter. I think the first time I split 6 cords of all sorts of stuff in a weekend. A lot was elm so it was a fight!
     
  12. Eisele

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    I am not a 100 percent sure but I think it is sweet gum because when you look at the grain of the wood it looks like its almost stained. and I never heard of ash in new jersey not growing wild anyway but sweet gum grows like crazy. The only way you could tell for sure was by the leaf or if there is little sticker balls on the ground. But the ash you have in your picture does resemble sweet gum pretty good there.
     
  13. Yamaha_gurl

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    Some women prefer men with lots of $$$, they want a sugar daddy....I'm looking for a wood daddy!!! lol Just kidding, please don't fill my inbox with messages :p
     
  14. chad3

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    May also be poplar. Not great wood if you can hold out and not take it. Just my guess.
    Chad
     
  15. myzamboni

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    looks to be too yellow to be sweetgum. I'm splitting sweetgum right now and it is almost white.
     
  16. Jags

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    Oh stop it now - gurl! Some on the board might have bad tickers ya know. ;-)

    I would have to vote for Ash, but the truth is, I wouldn't know a gum tree if I saw it.
     
  17. basswidow

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    Wouldn't popular split easy? Now that I know I can noodle cut it, I am going back after it and the other big tree too. I was able to make a few splits off the side of it - but that wood is tough! Will see if the noodle cut will work on it. I am going to rent a splitter - I'll git it done one way or another.
     
  18. Backroads

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    Now that's the official "Hearth" spirit!!!
     
  19. smokinj

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    Thats ash
     
  20. myzamboni

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    Well shoot, based on that description is might be sweetgum. Ash should split pretty easy.
     
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