Black Birch

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graycatman

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Mar 7, 2010
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Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
A current thread suggests that white birch may rot quicker than other hard woods. Is the same true of black birch? Also, does black birch season well in one year c/s/s, or does it need more like 2-3 years like oak? Thanks for your advice.
 

hemlock

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May 6, 2009
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east coast canada
graycatman said:
A current thread suggests that white birch may rot quicker than other hard woods. Is the same true of black birch? Also, does black birch season well in one year c/s/s, or does it need more like 2-3 years like oak? Thanks for your advice.
I don't think all birch is created equal. I've had enough yellow birch, and it seems to behave as most other hardwoods.
 

KTLM

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Dec 17, 2010
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W Pa.
I have learned here and found out for myself that black birch will rot quickly if it is not split. The bark is an excellent water barrier. If it is processed correctly, birch is a great high btu fuel.
 

gpcollen1

Minister of Fire
Oct 4, 2007
2,026
Western CT
All birch bark helps with water retention in wood and will make it rot faster when not split. Does not matter if it is Black/sweet, paper, yellow, river or anything else.
 

Backwoods Savage

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Feb 14, 2007
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Michigan
Black or white, there shall be no fight
Just cut split and stack and all will be right.
 

raybonz

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Feb 5, 2008
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Carver, MA.
Backwoods Savage said:
Black or white, there shall be no fight
Just cut split and stack and all will be right.
LOL a poet and you don't know it!

Ray
 

Backwoods Savage

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Feb 14, 2007
27,812
Michigan
My feet are longfellows too.
 
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