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Think I am going to start playing in the Sand(y) pile

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mywaynow, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Photos of the debris pile that is buiding daily won't do it justice. This pile of limbs and logs is pushing 300 ft long by 80 feet wide and is over 20 feet tall in places. I had seen it for weeks from the road and finally pulled in to give a look and walk around. Plenty of good firewood in the debris. Picks of 2 good logs that I think are Ash. Agree?

    There is some huge White Oak too. Well over 36 inches. I have plans for that stuff too.

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    That might be poplar.
    Bark about the same as ash but ash is usually whiter in the center.
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  3. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    We have a pile like that here too. unbelievable. I've been picking some here and there but haven't found any ash and don't think you have ash there.

    Just a comment about Sandy. It seems like about 90% of the downed trees and debris are oak and pine. Maybe the wind was too much for these specific root structures. This is in sharp contrast to last year's ice storm which yielded mostly silver maple, locust and pear. Very interesting how various trees are affected by the differing conditions.
  4. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    My Sandy pile is mostly locust, maple & pine. Some oak.

    Almost every oak I've seen down has carpenter ant damage. I was chipping away at some rounds last weekend, and the ants were falling out of the them as the wood was splitting.

    My theory is that the weakest ones came down.
  5. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Looks like poplar, MWN. But I'm sure theirs some good stuff in that pile. Hey, that poplar burns good in the shoulder seasons, if you have a place to store it, why not? Or you could rip it into boards for projects, like I did last summer....

    How's 'bout some pics when you get ripping in that pile......have fun and be careful for sprung limbs/branches and for pinch points...

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