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. Bugboy

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    Hedge and locust, both of which are very common here.
     
  2. madrone

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    Douglas Fir (tight grain older stuff) and, of course, Madrone.
     
  3. johnsopi

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    Cotton and Sweetgum.
     
  4. ansehnlich1

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    I'm with ya on this one....

    For me, it would definitely be WHITE OAK and HICKORY!

    Hands down, the two best woods I've ever burned.
     
  5. adrpga498

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    As everyone runs for the different species of oak, I'll hang back for the left over locust and mulberry, thank you very much.
     
  6. Jeb1heat

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    Oak and Birch. Oak heats great and I love the sound of throwing a birch log on.
     
  7. fyrwoodguy

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    sugar maple & red or white oak
     
  8. golfandwoodnut

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    Cherry and Black Locust for me, they both season quick, burn nice and the cherry smells great.
     
  9. myzamboni

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    Eucalyptus and Oak
     
  10. CarbonNeutral

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    I just bought the last of my pine inside - have a found a pile of what may be ash, so..
     
  11. Flatbedford

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    Oak and Locust
     
  12. wendell

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    Locust and hickory
     
  13. ccwhite

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    Me 2. I love locust and have loads of it and cherry is great and very abundant. I also love the smell of the cherry burning ... not so much with the locust. Seems lately I've had mostly Oak and maple as that was left over from logging.

    I see a lot of pine burners. I guess you gotta burn what ya can get but I don't think I've ever burned a single chunk of pine (Other than the occasional piece of scrap lumber from some project). Do you guys have trouble with creosote from the pine?
     
  14. Wallyworld

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    Red Oak and Yellow Birch, both burn long and hot, split easily with my splitter
     
  15. lexybird

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    i agree .....
     
  16. ROBERT F

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    Just like any other wood, only if burnning it when its unseasoned. when its seasoned it burns just as clean as any other wood.
     
  17. North of 60

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    I am on my 5th house now.
     
  18. SolarAndWood

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    hope you were able to reuse the foundation and improved the layout every time.
     
  19. CarbonNeutral

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    That was the problem - he burned the old studs and set fire to the new house. Rinse, repeat.
     
  20. madrone

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    Yes. I find it much easier to get creosote from hardwoods.
     
  21. countrybois

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  22. Wood Duck

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    I'm going with pine and oak. Pine burns fast, oak slow, so I can be flexible, and both smell nice when you are cutting and splitting. Specifically I want Lodgepole Pine and Red Oak. I have never actually processed a Lodgepole Pine but they seem to have few branches, so I think they'd be easy to work with. It'll have to be shipped in, but I think there should be some beetle-killed Lodgepole Pine out there somewhere. The Red Oak I can get locally.

    If I have to pay for this, I'll continue to take whatever the neighbors stack by the road for the chippers.
     
  23. ChrisNJ

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    With my limited experience burning different known species I like Locust and Maple, however I look forward to meeting some Ash for next year which I will find.
     
  24. ikessky

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    Can't believe I'm the only one that brought up ironwood in 4 pages..........
     
  25. Vic99

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    white birch and hickory
     
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