Wood question

cwitham Posted By cwitham, Nov 19, 2013 at 1:22 PM

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  1. cwitham

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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.
     
  2. teutonicking

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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

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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

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

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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

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    Yes
     
  8. Ram 1500 with an axe...

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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

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

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    Yes, Pear burns great.
     
  11. billb3

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

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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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