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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jeffesonm, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Next door neighbor had a giant tree cut down in her front yard today... on my way to work I asked the tree guys to save some for me. Came home to this pile in the driveway.

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    What do I have here, maple of some sort?

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Seems to be wet? I would agree on some sort of maple
  3. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Red maple. Looks like they made a truckload of noodles in the process.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice score
    Maple, delivered, free! =
    Spoiled :)

    Get it split rather soon.
    That wet it'll start to go punky in no time unless it's split ;)
  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Bark doesn't look quite right to me for Red...I'll guess Sugar.
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  6. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Woody has it. Hard Maple for sure.
  7. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Nice stacks you have out back. That sugar maple will be a nice addition to them.
  8. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    So definitely some kind of maple I guess. Tree was 36"+ across at the base which I think accounts for all the noodles. They were kind enough to cut it short too as my stove only takes a 16" log N/S. There will be some beer and cookies for those guys later today.
  9. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Feeling the Heat

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    Here's a better pic of the grain:

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    This stuff is fairly heavy so thinking it might be hard maple?
  10. Applesister

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    Yeah...thats what the Ford guy said. Hard/sugar maple. Its good you stopped and asked. You have premium firewood there.
    You also have the same exact pickup truck as me!! Great taste in trucks too!!
    Peanut butter cookies go well with beer. Bake ALOT of them, thats heavy wood!!
  11. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Not to put too fine a point on it, but I'd put it in the next rank below "premium." Medium-high output, on par with Red Oak at about 24 M BTU/cord. "Primo" starts at White Oak in my book, 25.7. ==c But yeah, great wood and I'll grab it any time. :cool:
    Agreed, fresh it has got some serious heft to it. <>
  12. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    That round is begging to be split. It's already letting ya know where to hit it
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    Jeff, you are getting some great firewood. You'll love that maple too.

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