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Wood question

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by cwitham, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. cwitham

    cwitham Member

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    My neighbor called and part of her Bradford pear broke out during our storms on Sunday she asked if I'd cut it down... I of course said yes because I get to use a chainsaw.

    My question is Is it ok to burn in an insert after it dries out? It won't produce much wood but wood is wood to me, I'll mix it in with hardwood if it's ok.

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  2. teutonicking

    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    Yes but split it and then let it dry for 1-2 years first.
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  3. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    It's really good stuff-I grab it whenever I get the chance. Burns nice, throws very good heat-take it!
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  4. dmmoss51

    dmmoss51 Feeling the Heat

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    The wood I have been retreiving after Sunday's storms is going to keep me nice and toasty... in 2017!
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  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Burn it up. Its not a native tree.:p
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It is fine stove chow. As said above - it still needs to be treated like any other firewood - get it split, stacked and on its way to dry town. It is NOT usable for this season.
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  7. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Yes
  8. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I bet it's good cooking wood out on the fire pit grill, that's what I would use it for.....
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    For sure it is good just as most fruit trees are.
  10. STIHLY DAN

    STIHLY DAN Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, Pear burns great.
  11. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    You can burn it in a self standing stove and even a fire pit, too.
  12. Soundchasm

    Soundchasm Feeling the Heat

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    In my experience the one thing they're no good at is being a tree in your yard. Two in my yard and one in my neighbor's split right down the middle. The limbs sprout so many little shoots those things must look like a solid wall to a good breeze.

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