Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HDRock, Jun 13, 2013.
From A CL add
What do ya think it is ??
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Its got the coloring of Mulberry. Can't see the bark too good.
I'll throw hard maple into the hat (I'm usually wrong)
I will second that x2......Sugar maple.
x3 Sugar maple
No steep ravines...no brush to clean up...no poison ivy vines...easy as pie. No fields under water to traverse.
Like buying moose antlers at an antiques auction.
Its totally cheating.
So, when you guys go on one of these expeditions to get wood, what do the homeowners request of you? Are you allowed to drive on their lawns? Bring a splitter and hang out for a few days?
Do they let you back a trailer up?
There are a couple of pieces there that look really heavy. I understand the process here on my own property but what about others property?
Ok Yall, I took a run over to the location cuz it's 3mi away , not Mulberry ,but does look like maple.
What do ya think ??
I've had the luck of being allowed to split (manually) on someones property and on others I've brought along the saw and helped remove trees. I'm very understanding of people on CL and have dealt with many over the past few years. Not all transactions were about firewood, but the ones that were, they were great.
I always get the ok to drive on the grass and back trailer up to it, unless of course it won't fit
The big hickory I just got very close to this stuff ,It took me 4 or 5 hours for 4 days bucking ,splitting and noodling and, all but one time the home owner wasn't even home
Mostly they just want it gone cuz they are tired of looking at it but , many times they have already tried to sell it, with no takers
Get it split before it gets to dry
I'm saying hard maple as well. Now, hard maples can have different looking bark. The bark on hard maples in my area looks slightly different than the one in your picture. The big hard maples around here get very large "curls" on the bark.....it literally looks kinda like really thick shagbark hickory bark.....
Put that stuff up with your overnighter wood....but keep in mind, hard maple takes longer than soft maple to season (usually 2 years C/S/S or even longer sometimes). But it's well worth the wait!!
Generally homeowners want you to take the wood away without damaging anything, hurting yourself or leaving a mess. Sometimes it's feasible to drive right up to the tree, but most of the wood I've gotten has had to be dragged at least a short distance in a plastic utility sled to get it out of some inaccessible area.
I do as much cutting and splitting on site as possible, because houses where I live are close together and I don't want to disturb my neighbors with avoidable noise.
In late winter I hand-split about a cord and a half (mostly silver maple) in someone's yard and left it stacked there because I didn't have anywhere to put it. I told the homeowner that I couldn't hope to take it until fall, and that he should feel free to give it to someone else. He replied that since I'd done all that work, he wanted me to have it. So, I've got a cord and a half seasoning on someone else's property. At least it will be lighter when I go get it.
Hard Maple, without a doubt.
Yesterday at a new neighbor house, he had me back up to the tree in his backyard, I had to split the rounds with wedges, he helped lift it into my truck, came over to my house, helped to stack it 2x. It was like he didn't want me to leave. But a nice guy and he was impressed with how I split it with wedges. This maple was heavy and hard to split, can anyone tell what this type of maple is without me starting a new thread? Thanks all...
That bark looks like Norway.
HDRock's is hard maple. Ram's does look like soft maple but the bark is throwing me off. Then again, I'm terrible at ID using pictures.
There was no one home when I went to look but, I had a Ph# I just called and got permission to go work on it and back up in the yard, It's only about 30ft from drive way.
So ,Hook up the trailer and away I go
OOPS didn't hit the post button earlier
Me too, especially when they use that artsy soft focus....
I agree with Norway Maple
Cut some, Busted some up, noodled some, rolled some on the trailer, got a load.
It's definitely Maple, and heavier than the red maple I have, didn't cut like soft maple, been dead 1 year
Thanks for the replies U guys are great
Checked the center of some , got 30-40% MC
Is soft maple really hard to split?
My insides looks likes yours, bark is definitely different
Well not the soft maple I have had.
Maybe some one else can shed more light on that
The rounds that I have are so hard and required 2 5# wedges to split them open, they are each split in half and quarters and are still very heavy to carry, no joke, it can't be soft.
Well the stuff I split today wasn't that hard, it does take 2 wedges to split big ones, one on each side is what I do, the second one goes in after I get the crack
I don't have that big inner ring like you do on the ends, .my dark ring is right down the middle and is an inch thick at most...
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