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Shag bark Hickory on the ground, worth getting, take a look

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, May 7, 2013.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Looks a little punky but looks kinda solid in side ,what do ya think ???

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Hickory is high BTU stuff ;)

    shagbark is 4th on the BTU list

    Couldn't pass that up, better than white oak & locust ;ex
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, there's still some meat there. :cool:
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  4. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I though so but wanted more experienced opinions.
    It's not big but it's BTU's and I am pulling wood out at the front of this property, might as well get all thats there ,the ash leaner to
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Smoke smells good & any scraps are good for cook out wood.
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  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    yea, don't pass that piece up
  7. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Get it fast. Hickory is great but won't last long on the ground.
    It gets punky, and absorbs water.
  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I would lay a saw into it. Grab it up if you still have a solid core.
    I agree with PaulyW - for being a solid, high BTU firewood...once it hits the ground it is short lived. I have seen white oak and even some smaller elms that all but get petrified - but the hickory will go to dust.
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  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Not much wood there but what there is should satisfy you nicely. Get it!
  10. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Never pass up hickory. I'm lucky to get some of it and love the smell when burning. And definitely save some for smoking meat or adding chips to your grill. Simply great stuff.
  11. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Dont delay,it goes to compost fast,especially in low/wet areas.Grab all you can.
  12. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Like Jags said cut it open and see what it is like inside-it still looks good but pictures can be deceiving. Even if it is starting to go bad perhaps you can dry it out and still get some output from it.

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