1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Wood ID

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by brian89gp, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    455
    Loc:
    Kansas City
    Bad pic I know, its from a CL add. The guy who listed it has no idea, I'm a wood ID noob, and I don't want to waste gas money.
    3G13F13L65N65I85F1d44165d9e80251a1fbd.jpg
    smokinj and Beer Belly like this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,637
    Loc:
    NW Indiana
    I think I see Black Locust and Mulberry in there. No idea about the barkless stuff.
    I'd get there as soon as you can.
  3. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Ditto on the Black Locust. The barkless stuff might also be BL, it tends to peel pretty quick.
  4. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,400
    Loc:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm not sure about it being black locust (color doesn't seem quite right, bark is thinner and rounds are rounder than the BL I've gotten in PA), but it doesn't look like any of the woods I'd turn my nose up at. Looks like a good risk to me.
  5. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,645
    Loc:
    Connecticut
    I'd grab it.....nice score:cool:
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,972
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    Black locust.........
  7. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    Is that all the same tree? Looks like good wood, how much?
  8. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    455
    Loc:
    Kansas City
    Several different tree's, and free. Hopefully its still there when I get there. Thanks all.
  9. oldspark

    oldspark Guest

    Yea some white ash in there I think, it looks like all good stuff.
  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,610
    Loc:
    Southern IN
    Snap it up quick!
  11. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    379
    Loc:
    Burlington County
    Hmmm rounds on ground don't have thick enough bark for BL, I vote Black Walnut or Siberian Elm, looks just like those in my driveway of said species. I would get it ASAP.
  12. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    652
    Loc:
    Kansas
    I saw that one too, outside of my pick up zone. Looks to be some decent wood there. Pretty much what they all said. The dead stuff is probably elm. Looks to have on his first pick tone mulberry on the left side. But if your near it, I'd be getting it.
  13. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    455
    Loc:
    Kansas City
    Well, it wasn't mulberry. Dead stuff was elm with a few tree's of oak and I think cherry mixed in.

    I hit this place up last today since it had been posted for a couple days already, figured it would be cleared out already. Show up and the guy probably had 20 tree's cut down and most everything was already picked up except for a huge osage orange trunk at the back of the yard. So I got about 1.5 cords worth of 24" diameter osage orange out of it.

    How long does hedge take to season?
    chvymn99 likes this.
  14. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    652
    Loc:
    Kansas
    Hedge is like wine, it just gets better with age. You could burn it this fall, but if possible give it a 2 to 3 years. Great stuff, that you got your hands on...
  15. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Messages:
    455
    Loc:
    Kansas City
    Beautiful stuff indeed, gave my 262xp a run for its money alright. It was growing at an angle which is probably the reason for the asymmetrical rings.

    photo (6).JPG
  16. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,637
    Loc:
    NW Indiana
    Sweet score!
  17. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,208
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Bowl turner boogie

Share This Page