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Yet another wood score. (w/pics)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Jamess67, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Just started bucking a area of wood that a friend gave to me. Hes building a house and had to have some trees taken out to make room. So me and friend are working our way through a total of 7 full grown trees. Six oaks (white and red) and one shagbark hickory. We have gone through 3 trees so far. I didnt get any pics on the first day, but will post some next time I go back, (once it stops raining). I figure if we get all we expect to me and my buddy should have 2-3 yrs worth of wood.

    Well here ya go. As soon as the ground dries up Ill be back at it.
    Some 32" rounds to be split
    http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/42042/2589550400057664442S500x500Q85.jpg

    My daughter is 4'4"
    http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/43810/2666755680057664442S500x500Q85.jpg

    Me standing on top of the tree looking down.
    http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/44043/2348501920057664442S500x500Q85.jpg

    My son who is 5'5". gives you some idea of length.
    http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/32102/2804214870057664442S500x500Q85.jpg

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Pic's would be good!
  3. stee6043

    stee6043 Minister of Fire

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    Holy smokes, 2-3 years worth from 7 trees?? How big are these bad boys? I've been getting just shy of 2 cord out of every 6-7 mature cherry tress I take. They are running 16" diameter and maybe 40' tall.....
  4. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    If you burn half a cord a year, I guess you would be OK.


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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    James, that is a good score for sure. Take all you can get. Also realize that wood probably will not be ready to burn this fall or winter. If you can stack it for a year it will give you much more heat then and little creosote.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure what James is dealing with, but around these parts a full grown white oak "can" easily run 40+" DBH and be 80+ feet tall. Some of the branches that I have taken from oak trees were in the 16" range. And the hickory could be a big sucker too.

    Table II. Firewood cutter’s rule of thumb.
    Tree Size Number of Trees
    (diameter at breast height) Per Cord
    5=46-55
    6=21-33
    7=14-18
    8=9-14
    9=6-9
    10=4-6
    16=2
    22=1

    40" DBH should end up well over 2 cords per tree.
  7. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Jags - I think I am missing something on your table and comment about $" DBH being well over 2 cords per tree.
    The way I read the table (and I may be totally wrong, which is why I am asking) is that if you had a 40" DBH tree it would fall between 5 and 6 trees to make 1 cord ( 5 trees for 46-55DBH and 6 trees for 21-33 DBH). Thinking about it, I must be interpretting it wrong as 5-6 trees of that size has to be more than 1 cord....can you explain?
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you are looking at the chart backwards (also, it did not cut and paste the format of the original very well). As an example...1 tree with a 22" DBH will yeild 1 cord. Or at least that is how I read it. DBH on left -# of trees to make a cord on right.
  9. Got Wood

    Got Wood Minister of Fire

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    Duh...that makes a lot more sense.... thanks.... I think I need a beer....
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Me too, but it doesn't have anything to do with a firewood chart. :lol:
  11. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Ill get pics today. Thanks Jags, the tree bases are every bit of 36". My cord count was just and estimate, however, looks like I came pretty close. One trunk I am working on is easily 32" and the rest are bigger. I guess pics are worth 1000 words. Stay tuned.
  12. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    Mod please delete this
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