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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Hills Hoard, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    So I find out this morning that a "substantial" amount of wood is available to be picked up from my father in-laws work place. Just around the corner from my house). A large Eucalyptus has fallen and they have been looking to give it away before paying someone to remove. My wife chose to not to disclose this information after she decided I had enough wood already.....:mad: Absolute betrayal...a mutiny!

    Needless to say I will be following up on this potential scrounge immediately.. ;)
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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Your wife is in serious need of help.....fast!
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  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    She will soon realize that this is no way to address your hoarding disorder. Another scrounge will always materialize, so that approach is like trying to empty the ocean with a pail.

    BTW, you might get more sympathy in the Wood Shed, where there are a lot of like-minded individuals. ==c
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  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    GFD.......(grounds for divorce)
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  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    How much eucalyptus do you usually burn? Is the trunk ok for splitting? I have a big tree and have had some big horizontal limbs cut off. The limb wood is the most awful stuff I've ever tried to split. It mushes rather cleaves.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I think this overshadows Snowden in the turncoat department.....
    ;)
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  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    BG, you may be talking about a completely different wood...there are more than 700 species of Eucalyptus.
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  8. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Very possibly, I didn't know there were that many. Ours has all the characteristics I think of to make a koala happy. The honeybees really love it. It would be cool to id it. Sure is a big healthy tree. It likes it here.

    PS: I think I saw a Made in Australia tag on the base a long time back. ;)
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    They're pretty much all native to Australia. They're all over California, I grew up with Eucalyptus all around me. They were all brought here.
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    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Bring her out behind the barn. Me & the Girl Friends will be waiting :p
  11. Hills Hoard

    Hills Hoard Minister of Fire

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    This particular tree was of the stringy bark variety (of which there are quite a few as well) which is pretty popular for burning in my area. Its not the best wood to burn, but its not bad either, and its easy to split. There is lots of it on the ground after strong winds too....Last season i had a lot of it and probably made up 70 % of what i burnt. This season ive got primo stuff so the stringy bark has taken a back seat...hahah

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