Upcoming season so-so wood

WellSeasoned Posted By WellSeasoned, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM

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  1. WellSeasoned

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    I kinda have a wierd mixture of wood for the upcoming season, all storm damage spring of 2012, that was picked up over the span of a week just north of me, and I was wondering how this mix will do regarding heat output.

    - bradford pear
    -cherry
    -hard maple
    -pine
    -ash

    All years following next season so far is pin and red oak
     
  2. Woody Stover

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    Hard Maple and Ash (White?) are your highest output woods, but the Pear may be good too, I don't know. You don't have a big stove, though, so you'll have to work harder for overnight burns until you get some primo stuff like White Oak, Mulberry, Hickory, BL, etc.
    You'll get by though, I would say. ==c
     
  3. bogydave

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    A Good mix of wood.
    Some great shoulder season wood &
    some higher BTU wood for the middle of winter.
     
  4. teutonicking

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    I'd say your heat output will be in this order:
    (1) Hard Maple
    (2) Ash
    (3) Cherry
    (4) Pear
    (5) Pine

    Not bad at all. The hard maple and the pear will take longest to season; ash, cherry and pine all season relatively quickly.
     
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  5. paul bunion

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    Sugar Maple is right up there, same as Black Locust and more BTU than Red Oak. Hopefully you have a lot and can save it for your cold nights.
     
  6. midwestcoast

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    Naw, man those are some primo woods. The pine is nice to have for shoulder season. I've never burned Bradford Pear, but all the others are top shelf. Don't be so snooty ;)
     
  7. Hickorynut

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    I have burned quite a bit of bradford pear, it is better than all the other ones you posted except maybe hard maple as I have never burned that. Bradford pear burns hot and long. My dad had alot of them in his yard and found out as they get big(like a 12-18" trunk) they become brittle and do not make a good tree.
     
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    I was quite surprised from the pear I burnt this past Winter. I concur with Hickorynut's assessment.
     
  9. Locust Post

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    You'll do just fine......ya burn what ya got.
     
  10. ScotO

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    Yeah, WS,.....I concur with the others. I'd be saving all the hard maple for those long cold nights in the dead of winter. Use the pine in the SS both spring and fall, mix the pear, cherry and ash for everyday use throughout the winter.....

    You'll be fine.
     
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    Looks like an excellent mix to me! You have done well.
     
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