You are now only allowed two types of wood - pick them..

CarbonNeutral Posted By CarbonNeutral, Dec 18, 2009 at 3:08 PM

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  1. CarbonNeutral

    CarbonNeutral
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    I have a reasonably good range of species to burn - it got me thinking, if I only was 'allowed' two, for whatever reason - what would they be?

    From my experiences so far (which are limited) I think I would go for hemlock - low ash, quick to get fire up to temperature, good to build base for my next choice: Locust - low moisture to begin with, long overnight burn, easy to split.

    I've been burning a lot of maple, but far too much ash to make it to my choice of two..
     
  2. boostnut

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    Locust and ash.
     
  3. jdscj8

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    Out of all mine i would say hedge (burns real hot and for a long,long time) and ash (ashs great and calms the hedge down). JD
     
  4. ROBERT F

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    My two kinds would have to be "free" and "dry" :cheese:
     
  5. CarbonNeutral

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    Ah, but you're screwed now - I'm counting those as separate species, so you have free wood that's wet, and dry wood you paid for. And because it's 'my' thread, I saying the free wood will never dry. So there.. :)
     
  6. basswidow

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    here in northern jersey, seems to be alot of cherry. I like it. Seasons well and burns well.

    !) Oak
    2) Cherry
     
  7. Jags

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    Hickory and maple.
    or
    White Oak and Ash
    or
    Osage and maple.
     
  8. smokinj

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    ash and beech
     
  9. Stevebass4

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    ash and oak
     
  10. LLigetfa

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    Is this based on fantasy or on what is easily obtainable? Based on availability, I choose Ash first and Birch second. If fantasy, dunno...
     
  11. rdust

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    Ash and any Oak
     
  12. CarbonNeutral

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    I picked two that I have in my pile, but yes, if fantasy, I don't know what I should choose - ash by the looks of the results so far.. Maybe a 'coal tree'
     
  13. Danno77

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    Black locust and black walnut.
    once you go black, you never go back.
     
  14. CarbonNeutral

    CarbonNeutral
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    I admit it, I chortled.
     
  15. billb3

    billb3
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    Until this year I never kept mine seperate beyond hardwood and </<white pine>>.
    So a little of this and a little of that is what I've always burned. If it was dry and fit it went in. (except for those that were too long and came back out)


    I've burned pine seperate. Pine ash seems a bit <<fluffier>>.



    Never really mattered to me which wood had a bit more ash. Had to be shovelled out regardless.
    Usually sometime before there was more ash in there than firewood. :)
     
  16. Bigg_Redd

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    Doug Fir and Western Red Cedar (for kindling)
     
  17. ikessky

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    Hard maple and ironwood
     
  18. backpack09

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    pine and spruce.
     
  19. peterc38

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    Based on local availability here I'd say:

    1.) Sugar maple
    2.) Red Oak
     
  20. JustWood

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    Hard Maple
    White Oak
    Been burning about 90% beech for the last 6-8 years but only because it's plentiful and easy pickens. Does make great heat but I prefer H Maple and W Oak.
     
  21. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler
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    Maple and oak for me.....maples splits real easy and lights up fast. (Don't have too much Ash around here)
    Oak is nice..takes longer to season, but I got time.
    A runner up would be beech
     
  22. firefighterjake

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    Ash and sugar maple
     
  23. quads

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    Someday maybe I'll burn something I like even better, but so far my two favorite wood types list is: Choke Cherry and Bur Oak.
     
  24. CowboyAndy

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    in fantasy land i would go with hickory and sugar maple.

    in the real world, based upon avalibility, abundance, ease of splitting and burning uses i would go with sugar maple and pine or possibly ash.
     
  25. joshlaugh

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    ash and bitternut hickory
     
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