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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CarbonNeutral, Dec 18, 2009.
Where's the love for Cottonwood and Willow?
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Sugar maple and black cherry would be the top two of the species available to me. I have to apologize to the white pine for not putting it in the top two: you dry quickly, you're plentiful, and you burn down all the coals from your hardwood brothers, but you just can't compete with their heat output.
Oak and Hickory.
Split the Oak up well and use it to start the fire then hickory, which seems to have the density of Iron even when dry.
Shag-bark Hickory & Red Oak
buckthorn - it seems like a very dense wood. I spent a couple years working for the DNR cutting the stuff and getting scratched. i would like some revenge by burning it.
Cherry - everyone says it smells good but i am yet to try it. I have a face cord split and stacked that will be ready next year for me to try.
Ash and red oak among what's available here. Though I'd lobby hard for a kindling exemption so I could keep kindling with white pine.
Theoretical question: would you be perfectly happy to burn only one species if a botanist successfully cross-breeded a Loakust?
How well would it light?
Maybe a Ploakust - locust and oak in a pine wrapping..
Sorry. Not good enough with words to explain the science behind why, but that's a botanical impossibility.
The closest we could get in the experimental nursery was a cultivar we call Hemloakust.
White Oak and Black Locust, a perfect contrast of all business.
This post gave me a good laugh for my way out the door from work for the year. Happy Holidays everyone.
Brazilian Walnut (Ipe)
I burn lumber scraps all the time, Nothing and I mean nothing burns hotter , longer
For burning Hickory and maple, mainly because i have never used any of the others. And for kindling, corkscrew willow, I have then in my yard and the small branches that fall are the best kinkle that I have used this year, and as all willow they drop constantly.
This is a no-brainer;
Split and Stacked!
Merry Christmas! Mo
Yep, me too. Red Oak and Black Cherry.
But I'd miss my Mulberry, Maple, and Mimosa. And a host of others. I like variety!
Oak and Hedge(Osage Orange)
yellow birch and cherry
kinda off topic... but i have a chance to get some black locust but the guy wants 180 a cord not split.... i am kinda thinking about it to try it because everyone seems to love it..... but i get red oak cut not split for 70-100 a cord (depends on oil, gas etc) but now many people offer red oak 150-170 c/s/d green.... so i am wondering if 180 is reasonable... is black locust THAT much better than red oak?
Iceman, I think that is Highway robbery. Let some other sucker buy it. Locust is good but its not worth that much. At this point you couldn't use it until next year.
Tell him $100
Amen to the Iron Wood. Coal that grows in the form of a tree. If not Hard Maple then Oak or Yellow Birch.
Only because you posted before I turned the computer on.......
And a Wisconsinite to boot!
Nope. Not that much better. Just another 'good' one, like Oak.
I forgot about Ironwood, great stuff, burns longer than Oak, but not very plentiful.