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Thought it was maple.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Paulywalnut, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    After cutting and splitting about a half a cord of what I thought was maple,
    turned out to be good old Box Elder. The red streaks running through it
    made me come in and google Box Elder. Oh well its in the maple family.:oops:

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Right, it is in the maple family. Good wood for late spring or early fall. We've burned it before.
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Respect your Elder. ==c
  4. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Last time I brought some box elder home and saw the low btu output I said to myself, "at least its better than cottonwod"
  5. Applesister

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    The guy I buy my Shaker boxes from says the really heavily streaked Elder brings as much as 300.00 a block if the red stains are particularly vivid. If you have a nicely marked tree you may want to consider selling the wood. It burns worse than cottonwood so you arent loosing anything btu wize.
    They sell blocks on Etsy. I had a really intense raspberry streaked one and I wished I had known that before it all got cooked up in the stove.
  6. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Wow. Thanks Apple, I'll keep that in mind. Its streaked red but not sure
    what a good amount would be. At the price you quoted I have about
    $300,000.00 worth:rolleyes:

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