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Posted By iceman,
Sep 14, 2010 at 1:12 AM
Absolute favorite is Black locust. Drying time and BTU's
Anything I can get my hands on. As long as its not rotten or covered in tar.
What is easily available at this point on our farm is walnut, red elm, and oak.
Balsa, shnozberry, and discarded popsicle sticks.
In order of preferance, Red Oak (so easy to split), White Oak, Hickory, and Hard Maple. Z
Maple popsicle sticks?
I burn red oak, white oak, blackjack oak, water oak, and soft maple. Once in a while a little sweet gum finds its way into the wood pile, but mostly I just dump that stuff in a gully.
Englemann Spruce almost exclusively(beetle killed, dead standing 3-6 years). Sometimes juniper if I can get it, sometimes aspen out of necessity.
I burn whatever is free, first choice is oak, maple, and elm, I also have some apple, pine, and hardwood pallets, and some soft wood pallets.
Lots of white ash because of the emerald ash borer. We've always burned a lot of ash anyway and also lots of elm because of the dutch elm disease. Occasionally I'll cut a birch or a cherry. Quite a bit of soft maple too. We don't have a lot of oaks on our place but we do have to cut some every now and then. At present we have one pin oak that will be cut this winter (probably) but we'll be mostly cutting ash and elm this winter.
Black walnut, red maple, popple, red oak,white oak ,white pine and some white birch.I've got more shoulder wood than anything else.Good thing I don't mind feeding the stove!
Hickory, holds a nice long fire and coals great. I've never had oak that was "ready" so I'm curious to see how that does this year.
95% Tamarack Larch. It not oak, but it's got a lot of BTU, and they are all dying on my land. Everything I cut is standing dead, some of them would be ready to burn as I cut them.
Oak and I split it small , Locust and Ash bout all I got on my pace although , ai wont through the old srub pines away anymore since ive read here dry wood is good wood. Heres alittle stack of Oak.
Look out now I think I have this picture thing figured out I have enjoyed the pictures so much on this site .
Thanks and my wife thanks you, she has never had so much wood cut and stacked around our place.
95% cherry, with a little sassafras and poplar thrown in here and there.
Your wood pile looks just like mine. I also burn mostly Red Oak, and I split it small. Once I really get ahead, the size of the splits will increase. A also burn a fair amount of Cherry, and a wee bit of White Oak, Maple, etc.
I searched and searched, but could not find shnozberry on any of the btu charts. how long does it take to season? is it a soft wood or a hard wood? and if you cook on it, will all your food taste like shnozberries???? "these pork chops taste like shnozberries"
Aren't Schnozberry's Willie Wonka - ish?
Wait, maybe it's the maple sticks
Just a little, along with many other tie ins with other movies and even a spot in the urban dictonary. still wannaknow how good the wood is. heard tell that the intire wonka plant is heated by a single garn, burning shnozberry wood!
if i only had a garn
Burned a lot of sugar maple and black cherry the first couple of years. Cherry is nice - seasons and dries really fast. Sugar maple seems to dry pretty fast as well and holds coals in the ash bed overnight, even in my small stove. I took down a Douglas Fir and a Colorado Blue Spruce in my backyard and I am going through that. The Douglas Fir seems pretty good - equivalent to Cherry - for a softwood in terms in BTUs. The Spruce is pretty light - pure shoulder season or initial fire starting wood.
This year I'll be getting into my pile of Bitternut Hickory and am looking forward to some extended burns with the rounds and big pieces.
Red and white oak, Shag and Shellbark Hickory, Mulberry, seasoned green ash, elm, a little apple, a little hedge. Favorite is white oak and shagbark hickory if I can keep the beetles out of it.
This will be my first full year burning, and I've got mostly black locust, the rest is oak, and sugar maple, with a little bit of pine and cedar mixed in. I scrounge so a lot of what I get is bucked to strange sizes. I try to cut everything I can to about 18". I guess I'm going to figure out what I like best this year. I was really fortunate and scrounged mostly old dry wood. I thought for sure I'd have trouble getting seasoned wood for this year, but it looks like I'm in pretty good shape. I even have some stuff set up for next year.
White Birch, Spruce, Var and next year I have about 10 acres of juniper with a bit of birch mixed in to clearcut.