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Red Elm?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by timusp40, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    It was free, so I grabbed it up. Split pretty easy too. Is it Red Elm or what do you guess?
    Take care,
    Tim
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  2. Bocefus78

    Bocefus78 Minister of Fire

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    Mulberry. Edit: I agree, bark isnt mulberry. Only elms I have ever cut didnt have bark. Guess Im no help.
  3. Ash_403

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    Is the bark kind of soft and flakes fairly easily?
    The bark just doesn't look quite right to be Mulberry. Larger Red Elm does have deeper furrows in the bark though.

    It does look very much like the cord of Red Elm that I cut, split, and stacked early this year.

    Do you have any more pictures?
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Don't know what it is.
    But it's BTUs & it's free.
    Nice score for sure.
  5. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    Looks like it could be red elm. If it is it should have almost a cinnamon smell to it when green, very distinctive. Also when green if you knock a piece of bark off it should be almost slimy and very slippery under the bark. If it is an elm it almost has to be red as that usually splits beautifully for me as oppose to the rest of the elms.
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Bark does not look right to be red elm
  7. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Siberian Elm,most of it splits fairly easily.That has a slight scent,not as pleasant as Red/Slippery Elm though.End grain looks a little like Mulberry but the bark is a bit different.Different color side grain than Mulberry also.
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  8. Standingdead

    Standingdead Burning Hunk

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    Wow, I have never seen Siberian or red elm or whatever this wood is. I think my wife would kill to get a slab of that tree for a mud room bench she's been hounding me for :)
  9. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    The bark looks like Red Norway Pine, but I do not know what the inside of one looks like. Is it heavy?
  10. buckdog

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    I haven't seen elm around here in years. Elm is a bear to split and grain is twisted, it don'split striaght. Also stinks really bad when burning. Dutch elm disease took out all elm trees about 10-15 years ago.

    What you got is cherry. Splits easy and burns good.
  11. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    I can agree with Siberian Elm, Bark not quite like any Red Elm I have seen from around here. And no way is that cherry as ^^^ previous poster suggests.
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  12. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

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    How yellow/orange is the wood? I say Hedge and if it is then you did good
  13. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for all the educated guesses everyone. I split it all and put it in the stacks. Will see how the BTUS are in a couple of years.
    Take care,
    Tim

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