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Thank you power company

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Lakeside, May 26, 2013.

  1. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    I was able to pick up a nice score today thanks to the Power company.
    They are upgrading the lines in my area and in the process clearing out access roads. This means many trees being cut and just left behind. The problem is they usually lock the gates to these trails. Well I have been keeping a keen eye opened for an opportunity to get in and take advantage of the easy pickings .
    Today was my lucky day , scored two pickup truck loads of a good mix
    about Shag bark Hickory , Black Birch and one un-known

    Thank You CL&P for dropping the trees for me and also that is a nice view up on the ridge.


    Load 1
    load1.JPG load1-2.JPG

    Load 2
    load2-1.JPG load2-2.JPG

    This picture has my honey locust stack in the background 3-1/4 cord should be good for 2015
    truck_w_honey.JPG
    And here's the view from the top of the ridge , note the planks that have been placed by the power company at the bottom of picture
    view_ridge.JPG

    This hunting for firewood can be fun!

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  2. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    A lot of primo wood there. Green black birch is my favorite. Looks like fun!
  3. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Mine to Paul :) , I find not only does it smell good ( birch beer or wintergreen as some refer to it ) It season reasonably fast and has a high BTU number. All you have to do it make sure you split it before it starts to punk.

    We are very fortunate in the northeast to have all these hardwoods. Now that I am three years ahead I can be a little picky about what species I go for.
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  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Hickory & birch. It don't get much better than that :)

    Even the hickory limbs are good to get, throw a couple chunks on the grill ;)
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Really like that view from on top too.
  6. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    That is an OUTSTANDING score...great stuff!
  7. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I see some cherry on those loads Lakeside. Is that the unknown wood you speak of ?
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  8. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Here's two pictures of the un-known
    un-known1.JPG un-known2.JPG

    It was light , Is this some kind of ceder ?

    As for cherry could be , but I am pretty sure black birch by the smell.
  9. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    That stuff I am not sure of. The stuff on the truck in load 2 (pic on the left), sure looks like cherry bark. The first row by the cab is hickory but the second and third row is what looks like cherry.
  10. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    The cherry that I am used to seeing up this way has a coarser bark , what ever it is. its all good BTU's!
  11. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I don't know what kind of cedar it is, but it is cedar.
  12. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Looks great, CL+P is due to clear out their land near me, I will have to keep a look out for their trucks. I live right along their access road. I figure they owe me after this year's record power outages.
  13. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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  14. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    Dave ,
    Do you have any advise for a first timer smoker ? I picked one up the other day and would like to smoke some salmon sometime soon.

    Anyone else got any smoking tips ? My coworker said not to use the bark

    Is there a better forum on this sight for this topic?
  15. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah. The Inglenook is a good place for cooking stuff.
  16. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That definitely be some cedar.

    I'm not Dave, but my advise for a first time smoker is don't! Plays hell with the body. Oh, whoops. Maybe you are talking about smoking something else....;)
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