4 free cords from neighbor's tree

iron

Minister of Fire
Sep 23, 2015
582
north of seattle
neighbors had a doug fir cut down yesterday. i watched the guys limb off the branches and when they were at a pause, poked my head in to see if the wood was spoken for. it wasn't. i ended up with 7 trailer loads (normally 1/3-1/2 cord) and then one of their truckloads (maybe 3-4 trailers worth). they helped me load and i helped them move stuff. brought their crew of three 4 beers and 2 kombuchas; those guys were busting ass.

tree was 52 years old. maybe 4ft DBH. luckily, some of the huge rounds that i first moved over (3ft diameter, too heavy to lift by myself) split after a few good blows with the x27. this one score will load me up entirely, and then some, for 2022.
 

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
82,470
South Puget Sound, WA
Good score. If you can split and stack some of it in a good location right away it will be ready to burn this winter.
 

iron

Minister of Fire
Sep 23, 2015
582
north of seattle
Good score. If you can split and stack some of it in a good location right away it will be ready to burn this winter.
2022 wood. shed, but not much airflow.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,881
07462
Thanks not split and stacked?
 
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iron

Minister of Fire
Sep 23, 2015
582
north of seattle
i'm thinking it will be split and stacked 4 cords. that's been my rough estimate using my trailer for a gauge of what the final haul actually amounts to.

unfortunately, i think my shed will fill before i get it all split (1st world problem), so i won't know the final answer until a year from now when i split and stack the 2nd half of the pile!
 

Prof

Feeling the Heat
Oct 18, 2011
461
Western PA
Nice score for sure!
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,594
Marshall NC
We don't have Doug Fir down here in Dixie. I just looked it up. 26.5 million BTU/cord. Good God that has to be some kind of nuclear powered pine tree I never heard of such a thing. What a haul!
 
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iron

Minister of Fire
Sep 23, 2015
582
north of seattle
best thing about (most) doug fir is that it splits straight and easy. i can do single hit on 30" rounds and get them apart. pine, on the other hand, is about 30 hits.
 

byQ

Minister of Fire
May 12, 2013
525
Idaho
At that size, you may only need one tree's worth of firewood per year. Doug fir is on my firewood to do list but I have to drive 100 miles for it here in Southern Idaho.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
17,195
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I just filled my shed with big Doug fir from a tree service guy too but I had to pay. You lucky dog! Same thing, will burn season after next to be sure it’s dry. They chip everything under 12”! Dbh into the 40s. I got logs but needed to cut from both sides with the 28” bar.