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Seasoning time of Black Birch?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cocey2002, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. cocey2002

    cocey2002 Member

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    Have cut a few trees down and in the process of cutting them up. Pretty heavy wood.

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  2. Risser09

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    does anyone know of an online chart showing seasoning times for different species?
  3. Eric Johnson

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    If it's anything like yellow birch, which I think it is, then two full years is about what it takes to get it dry. Don't be fooled by the bark, which will burn great even when green. The wood underneath is a different story.
  4. PA. Woodsman

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    Yes, it's very heavy wood when green. It isn't terrible to dry out, but I'm talking about Spring/Summer not now. Great aroma, isn't it? Great all-purpose wood, from kindling to quarter-splits to main fuelwood. Around here we refer to it as "Cherry Birch" but Black Birch is the proper name. It's good stuff.
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    Here's some yellow birch on the woodlot that I get my wood from. It's one of my favorite trees, along with ash. You PA guys will probably think it's black birch, but it's actually yellow. One of our money trees up here in the Adirondacks.

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    +1 We could really use one of those :D
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    Thanks for the great pictures. I have never seen Yellow Birch here in PA.; that's why I brought a round of it home from Vermont when we vacationed there a few years ago! LOL...
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    Oh, I'm sure there is some somewhere in PA.; probably up North. But none of my friends nor I have ever seen any locally, and the one guy owns a logging business. When I tried to open your link it said "page cannot be found". I wish that it was local, because I liked the way that it burned.
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