Unique wood score - w/pics

pdxdave Posted By pdxdave, Mar 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

  1. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Can anyone ID this wood ?? I don't believe it is a particularly great wood to burn, but I thought it was worth trying since it's relatively rare.
     

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  2. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 12, 2011
    663
    226
    Loc:
    eastern PA
    Did you see any coconuts on the ground nearby?
     
  3. weatherguy

    weatherguy
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 20, 2009
    4,174
    720
    Loc:
    Central Mass
    Looks like a pineapple, Ive never seen anything like it
     
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  4. jackatc1

    jackatc1
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 15, 2011
    223
    83
    Loc:
    Port Crane ny
  5. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 24, 2009
    2,602
    292
    Loc:
    southern NH
    Looks like a cross between a conifer and cycad - looking forward to learning the id of that tree! Cheers!
     
  6. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Negative. There's are people in the pacific northwest who try to plant palm trees and the like, but they do not grow well at all here... won't be seeing any coconuts in my neck of the woods.
     
  7. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Still waiting to see who gets it... I searched these forums and found just 1 reference to it in the past. I was hoping someone here has burned it, it's going in my 2013/14 stack and I'm hoping it'll season by then.
    Hint: It's not native to this continent, but it does seem to grow quite well in the pacific northwest among other places
     
  8. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 18, 2011
    755
    270
    Loc:
    Northeastern Ohio
    Chinese windmill palm.Aka trachycarpus fortunei
     
  9. DexterDay

    DexterDay
    Guest 2.
    NULL
    

  10. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Sorry it's not a palm..
     
  11. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    No it's not pineapple... it looks tropical but it really isnt.. I think it is more biologically similar to pine trees
     
  12. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    If you give up I'll tell you... but first I'll wait a bit and see if one of the WA or OR members will take a look here and clear things up..
     
  13. JustWood

    JustWood
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 14, 2007
    3,596
    505
    Loc:
    Arrow Bridge,NY
    Just a total guess from me wood be ,,, some sub species of spruce.
     
  14. Oregon Bigfoot

    Oregon Bigfoot
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    May 21, 2011
    271
    82
    Loc:
    Northwest Oregon
    Looks like a monkey tree to me. What did I win? ;)
     
  15. Oregon Bigfoot

    Oregon Bigfoot
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    May 21, 2011
    271
    82
    Loc:
    Northwest Oregon
  16. skyline

    skyline
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 29, 2009
    191
    50
    Loc:
    Oregon
    +1
     
  17. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Yup!
    Monkey puzzle tree, you've won the Grand Prize.
    Ever burned it before ??
     
  18. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Mar 17, 2009
    5,257
    1,257
    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    It looks like something that Dinosaurs would have seen.
     
  19. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 24, 2009
    2,602
    292
    Loc:
    southern NH
    That's cool - new one for me - thanks for posting! Cheers!
     
  20. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Good call
    According to that Wikipedia article, they are considered a "living fossil"
     
  21. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 20, 2010
    1,170
    714
    Loc:
    West Michigan

    Isn't that one of our mods.?_g
     
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  22. ScotO

    ScotO
    Guest 2.
    NULL
    

    Thats neat! Of course you know that this means you have to give us a full report when you burn this wood in a year or so! I want to know about the BTU's, how long it burns, what the smoke smells like, yada yada yada......lol!
     
  23. pdxdave

    pdxdave
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 16, 2010
    219
    53
    Loc:
    Kirkland, WA
    Will do! It's going in my 13/14 pile... but maybe I'll chuck a piece in towards the end of next season and see what happens :eek:
     
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