Wood ID please.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mo381, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. mo381

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    Ok, started out to cut at the family woods and my nephew had been hunting so decided to pass for the day. While we were talking , the wife calls and tells me some friends had some more wood for us. Got ten truck and trailer loads in March, mostly mulberry and cherry.
    So I get up there and find this. I hope its black locust but I have never had any so I am not sure. Also threw in a pic of the new wood hauler/family bus. Thanks for the help.
     

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    Could be cottonwood
     
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    My vote is cottonwood also.
    Nice wood hauling rig, good for flat country ;)
     
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    Unfortunately not locust, nice vehicle, cant beat that for hauling.
     
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    Seemed pretty heavy, buy maybe I am getting old, lol
     
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    Bark looks like Cottonwood,its kinda heavy when green,but very light when dry.

    Nice rig you got there.
     
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    Cottonwood is about as heavy as oak when it is green. Give it some time though and it will get pretty light. All the work is not wasted as the cottonwood will burn fine. It may tend to burn a little hot so mixing is not a bad idea. Or you can use it when long fires are not needed, like spring and fall. The main point is that it will not go to waste.
     
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    Yes, won't go to waste. Upside is there is honey locust there also and it is all very easy to get to and load. Although its not the info I was hoping for, this forum and you all are great.
     
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    didn't realize cottonwood bark kinda looks like black locust...love the bus...
     
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