Unique wood score - w/pics

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by pdxdave, Mar 25, 2012.

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    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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    Did you see any coconuts on the ground nearby?
     
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    Looks like a pineapple, Ive never seen anything like it
     
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    Pignut.;)
     
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    Looks like a cross between a conifer and cycad - looking forward to learning the id of that tree! Cheers!
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Chinese windmill palm.Aka trachycarpus fortunei
     
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    Im with weatherguy, Pineapple?? !!
     
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    Sorry it's not a palm..
     
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    No it's not pineapple... it looks tropical but it really isnt.. I think it is more biologically similar to pine trees
     
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    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..
     
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    Just a total guess from me wood be ,,, some sub species of spruce.
     
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    Looks like a monkey tree to me. What did I win? ;)
     
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    +1
     
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    Yup!
    Monkey puzzle tree, you've won the Grand Prize.
    Ever burned it before ??
     
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    It looks like something that Dinosaurs would have seen.
     
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    That's cool - new one for me - thanks for posting! Cheers!
     
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    Good call
    According to that Wikipedia article, they are considered a "living fossil"
     
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    Isn't that one of our mods.?_g
     
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    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!
     
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    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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