1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Standing dead elm -ready to burn

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by gzecc, Feb 4, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,035
    Loc:
    NNJ
    I just cut down a standind dead elm. Top branches were long stripped of their bark. They are <15% moisture content. I am surprised. Wish I had more.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. karri0n

    karri0n New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,148
    Loc:
    Eastern CT
    congrats on the find, sorry it wasn't a bigger haul, though.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Very common. We usually wait until all bark has stripped before cutting them. Some is ready to burn and some not. Regardless, it just goes into the pile and won't get burned for a few years. It keeps rather nicely.
  4. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,035
    Loc:
    NNJ
    The 6" plus branches are 35%. I will split them use for next year.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page