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. polaris

    polaris
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    Shag-bark hickory and Osage orange. Why all the Ash? I like it too because it seems to season as it grows but it ain't in the same league as the super hard guys.
    Joe
     
  2. Duetech

    Duetech
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    Bitternut hickory and black or blue beech. Hickory splits down well to make good kindling and gets hot fast. There's more beech around and it burns real well. Both make great coals.
     
  3. ROBERT F

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    well then it wood have to be ponderosa and hickory.
     
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
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    Shagbark Hickory and ash

    I love to split both with my maul
     
  5. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Easy one.
    Of our 2 choices I'd pick ummmmmm
    Birch & Black spruce. :)
     
  6. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY
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    Hickory (Overnights and cold weather)

    and

    White Ash (Daytime and shoulder season)
     
  7. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn
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    White oak (I don't care how long it takes to dry)
    and
    Hickory
     
  8. hawkeye4771

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    Hickory and Black Locust, I like it HOT!!!! otherwise i'm not losing much by burning Ash and Oak !
     
  9. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z
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    Any thing Quads and Smokinjay bring me! :lol: :lol:

    Gary
     
  10. smokinj

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    Big loads of silver maple
     
  11. Deere10

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    have to go with red oak n hickory
     
  12. WOODBUTCHER

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    I would love grapple loads of Hickory & Black Birch.


    WoddButcher
     
  13. fossil

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    I'm lucky if I ever have two choices. Of the woods I've been able to burn, I'd pick Oak & Madrone...but those woods are not typically available to me. Of the ones that are, I'd pick Juniper and Larch (Tamarack)...but mostly what I burn is Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and a bit of Fir, because that's all there is on my menu from which to choose. In any case, we stay warm. Rick
     
  14. Hurricane

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    I would take Oak and Locust.
     
  15. kestrel

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    White oak and white ash

    White is right!
     
  16. rphurley

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    Oak and Shagbark Hickory. I like having a lasting coal bed to get things going with minimal effort.
     
  17. CarbonNeutral

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    Ash and.. is a clear winner


    Locust and/Oak and.. chasing 2nd place

    I may even have to draw a chart..
     
  18. quads

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    Sure, I could share. I got plenty.
     
  19. JBinKC

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    This question is rather difficult to answer if I were paying for the wood I would want cedar and hedge but if I had to cut and process it by hand it would be white ash and beech. BTW all are uncommon tree species in my woodpile.
     
  20. AlexNY

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    Pine and Oak.

    Both are very available around here. Pine dries quickly and burns hot and fast (for daytime). A little oak on the side to burn overnight on the coldest nights.

    I currently burn 75% pine, 20% oak, and 5% everything else.
     
  21. Dix

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    Right now, I'd say cherry & pine.

    I lucked into some cherry this summer. Tree was dying big time. The top branches were dry in 1 month after being cut. I've still got the rounds to be split next weekend. What I have burned of the cherry, I really , really like. Can't wait for the splits.

    I've got 2 pine trees cut into rounds to be split next weekend, too. I can't wait to burn it.

    I'm surrounded by oak & pine, and have alot down in rounds. I know it's going to take 2 years to season the oak, but I'll be patient. I've also got 1 YO split oak, stacked and seasoning. Can't wait :)
     
  22. fespo

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    FREE & DRY


    Just like beer Free & cold
     
  23. wally

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    pine for the sugar house

    sugar maple for the boiler
     
  24. Todd

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    Red and White Oak, it's the good stuff, splits easy and burns long and hot.
     
  25. North of 60

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    Spruce and lodgepole pine.
     
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