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Wood ID Please

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by num1hitter, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. num1hitter

    num1hitter Member

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    There is a lot of firewood to be had in a local state park for $15 a cord. This is a picture of one of the larger trees down close to a road. ID would be great to determine whether or not to get the permit. Thanks a lot for any help!

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Pics are tough. I see young red oak?
  3. katwillny

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    Looks like my oak wood floors.
  4. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Northern red oak. Hurry and get it before someone else grabs it.

    Should smell like the oak boards at your local lumber yard.
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  5. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Yep, Red Oak, so it won't help you for next winter. That's fresh, so I'd have it split and stacked for three years before I tried to burn it. Have you got next year covered?
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  6. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I season most oak two years.
  7. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    For $15 a cord I wouldnt get too picky unless its poplar or cottonwood, there has to be plenty of maples, okas and birches.
  8. StihlHead

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    $15 a cord for oak here and it wood be gone in a few days, if not in a few hours by an army of wood scrounges. It costs $20 a cord here for a permit to glean logging sites in the national forests of slash and cull logs, and for the last 2 years there have been no sites to cut at on the west side of the Cascades.

    Run and get that wood, right now! Tell them Scotty the Overkiller sent you...
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  9. num1hitter

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    Thanks everyone for the input. I am good for next year with firewood so I am working on the 2 years stash now. I am hoping to get a few cords at that price but only one cord at a time. I am going to stop by this afternoon after work.
  10. lukem

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    Go. Get. It.

    100% sure red oak. Great score if you need wood to burn in 2-3 years.
  11. hickoryhoarder

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    I also see it as red oak. But I'm better at upright trees in person than pictures of downed trees. I find that oak in a sunny driveway seasons real well in 12 months.
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Yuppers on the red oak but as Woody stated, that stuff needs to be split as soon as possible then I'd wait until the winter of 2015-2016 at the earliest but would probably give it one more year. I hate burning wood that is not dry enough.

    Check around there and see if there is any white ash cut down. If so, jump on it fast!
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    Welcome to the forum hickoryhoarder.
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  14. hickoryhoarder

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    Thank you, Dennis.
  15. Backwoods Savage

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    You are welcome hickory. We'll be waiting for you to give us some of your wisdom!

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