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

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CarbonNeutral, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. polaris

    polaris Feeling the Heat

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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

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  2. Duetech

    Duetech Minister of Fire

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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

    ROBERT F Minister of Fire

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

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Shagbark Hickory and ash

    I love to split both with my maul
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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

    Stephen in SoKY Feeling the Heat

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    Hickory (Overnights and cold weather)

    and

    White Ash (Daytime and shoulder season)
  7. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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

    hawkeye4771 New Member

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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 Minister of Fire

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

    Gary
  10. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Big loads of silver maple
  11. Deere10

    Deere10 New Member

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    have to go with red oak n hickory
  12. WOODBUTCHER

    WOODBUTCHER Minister of Fire

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    I would love grapple loads of Hickory & Black Birch.


    WoddButcher
  13. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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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

    Hurricane Minister of Fire

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    I would take Oak and Locust.
  15. kestrel

    kestrel Member

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    White oak and white ash

    White is right!
  16. rphurley

    rphurley Feeling the Heat

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

    CarbonNeutral Minister of Fire

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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

    quads Minister of Fire

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

    JBinKC Feeling the Heat

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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

    AlexNY New Member

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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. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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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

    fespo Feeling the Heat

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    FREE & DRY


    Just like beer Free & cold
  23. wally

    wally New Member

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    pine for the sugar house

    sugar maple for the boiler
  24. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Spruce and lodgepole pine.
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