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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Snigg, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Snigg

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    I saw an ad on craigslist close to me, and thought I would ask the experts before I pulled the trigger on it. Thanks in advance.....

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    The orange-red rounds on the lower-right look like Mulberry....good stuff. I don't know about the other, but it looks like it might be kinda lightweight. Might be good starter or short-fire stuff.
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  3. Mr A

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    I'm two year in to this scrounging wood thing. I have found their is more free wood available than I have space to store, or time to deal with. That small pile is a start on a cord. It's fire wood, stack it!
  4. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    The wood to the left looks like ailanthus, probably not worth your time.
  5. pyroholic

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    Looks like boxelder. I've seen a bunch of those bigger rounds turn that dark orange after a couple weeks of being cut.

    In no wood expert, but that looks a lot like some chit I took from a friend for the campfires. Don't know much about burning it, but I'd guess it is shoulder wood.
  6. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Yes the bottom right is Mulberry; the other stuff looks like Poplar or some other "so-so" wood like you said.

    Take it, what the heck....why not......
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  7. ScotO

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    It's hard for me to really see that picture on my phone, but agree with PAW......why not, if you have the space and time, go for it.....
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  8. fireview2788

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    Hackberry on the non-IDed stuff?


    fv
  9. Applesister

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    The bark looks fine and narrow and evenly fissured like Norway maple, a common yard tree. And the darker rounds look like Red Elm. There are elm leaves in the picture. Or in the fuzzy picture. Norway and Red elm. I say go get it. If its really lightweight you can always leave it there. I dont know what Ailanthus looks like. Two of the rounds are showing growth rings which are not easily visible on Norway.
  10. Applesister

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    Could just be Ailanthus
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  11. Backwoods Savage

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    It's firewood and anytime you can get a small load, remember that small loads in time add up to big loads.
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  12. Woody Stover

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    Yeah, but why get a big load when you can do half the work getting a small load of the good stuff and end up with the same amount of heat. ;) But I guess that a) A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, and b) Variety is the spice of life. :)
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    I'm with Woody & PA. Big rings on the stuff to the left = light wood. But I gotta ask: Where is the rest of that Mulberry? Or did someone already scoop it & leave the crotches?
    Mulberry crotches are tough if you're hand splitting.
  14. JOHN BOY

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    Its woooood ! if its free get it . It will put out some type of B T U .S;)
  15. weatherguy

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    My first thought was box elder but whatever it is I'd get it if its not too far away.

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