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want to identify this fragrant wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by dicon77, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. dicon77

    dicon77 Member

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    Good morning all. I have been burning my new stove for 1 month now. Thrilled with it - QuadraFire. I live in northeast Pennsylvania and buy cord wood from someone locally. He gives me "a mix," which I guess is the way it goes.

    Every so often some type of wood goes in there that smells great. Wow; to me it's just awesome and I can't believe how my house smells from it. It's heaven.

    I can only say that it smell like incense. Any ideas on what tree this is and what the wood itself would look like so I can identify that in my stack?

    I'm tellin' ya, it puts those import stores to shame :)

    Jodi

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    the best smelling wood i can think of is cherry
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    We would need a little more to go on than your description of it smelling "great" and like "incense." Since most of us here are guys pictures work pretty well.

    Personally, I'm rather partial to white cedar . . . burns rather quickly though so I mostly use it for start up fires, kindling, etc.
  4. dicon77

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    Sorry, there's no more to go on. I posted what I know. If I knew which piece of wood was going to be fragrant when I throw it in there, I'd be able to identify it -- neighbor, kids, image search . . .
  5. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Lots of variables to deal with, but it could be Cherry, Black "Cherry" Birch, Apple, Sassafras, and probably a few others.
  6. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Shag bark hickory is pretty fragrant too but that and cherry are pretty easily ID'd so I dunno. Apple is pretty easily camouflaged so I'm going with that.
  7. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Ask the guy who sold it to you; he could narrow it down for you if not tell you exactly what it is.
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