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Nature did all the work

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by TimJ, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    On this score of a life time. Right now I don't know what kind of wood I have, but there is a ton of it and it is ready to burn now. The wood is super hard and dense and has been sitting in a petrified state for years. I could hardly split it with the maul. It took me 6 wacks, but then it split. Up until now I would have considered my 2 cords of petrified red elm to be my biggest score, even though I have many cords of white oak and hickory and maple. That bone dry red elm will get my furnace cranking and the house will be toast very quickly. Will someone give me an I.D. on this wood. I almost think it is red elm again but the tree is huge with a 38" base. The first two pictures are the barkless split open round.....top fiew and face fiew. The last picture are the splits. These two pieces will clank like two bowling pins.

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  2. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Its Red Elm again.You lucky dog.Great stuff as you know already.
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  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I've never burned it but I'll take Thistles word.

    zap
  4. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Looks a lot like honey locust to me but I'll take Thistle's word for it as I've not been lucky enough to cut and split any red elm. Either way a great score you lucky dog you!()
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great score !
    Being ready to burn. Great score + ! :)

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