Black cherry

Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,102
Woolwich nj
Got a really nice score of black cherry yesterday. I was at the neighbors yesterday working on that 44 in oak and my friend comes out and takes me to the other side of the property where he had a cherry taken down.. its good size. I have a bunch more of this to grab..
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Sodbuster

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2012
1,160
Michigan
I love Black Cherry, burns hot and seasons quickly
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,394
Central Mass
It does season quickly, I'm burning that right now, leaves too much ash for my taste but have to burn what I got.
 
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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,218
Long Island, NY
Love cherry. As said, seasones fast, throws a lot of heat.

Nice score !
 

baseroom

Feeling the Heat
Nov 18, 2014
398
Rochester
Nice! I'm living on a vein of Black Cherry and Ash right now.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,454
Marshall NC
I just got a dump truck load of cherry. It is about 5 Nissan pickup loads of wood. It was split and delivered to my house for $250.

Am looking forward to burning it two years from now. Have it all stacked in my woodshed now.
 

Hogwildz

Minister of Fire
It does season quickly, I'm burning that right now, leaves too much ash for my taste but have to burn what I got.
Smells good when the door is opened, wayyyyy tooo much ash, medium heat. The only worse ash leaving wood I burned was black walnut. Way too much ash, but gotta warm with what one has.
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,956
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Processing black cherry slows me down . . . I keep stopping to sniff the splits. My wife even caught me one day stopping to sniff the wood. I was sniffing away when all of a sudden I hear "What are you doing?"
 

kversch

Member
Dec 26, 2014
146
New York
Cant wait for next season Ive got about a cord of black cherry/ ash that's been seasoning for 2 years.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
582
Palmyra, WI
The cherry looks to be fairly straight grained. Should split easy. It dries down quickly, is medium in wt when dry, minimal bark layer, starts and burns easy, puts out medium heat. It does produce ash, about like silver maple. But I think it's got a lot of fluff, that if allowed to accumulate, will compress to that of others. I burn both silver maple (silver maples can get huge) and cherry at times, and to get some compression going I opt to letting ash accumulate vs cleaning the ash pan.
 

HisTreeNut

Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
1,023
Burnsville, NC
Cherry is nice to burn ash or not. Seasons quickly which is a plus. The last cherry I got was free and not sure about you guys, but free wood always burns nice, regardless of the species.

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Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,102
Woolwich nj
I love black cherry. I pick it out and use it more in the smoker, though.
Like this kinda smoker
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this is where all the shorties wined up.. im using oak cherry and hickory
 

JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
298
SW Iowa
Processing black cherry slows me down . . . I keep stopping to sniff the splits. My wife even caught me one day stopping to sniff the wood. I was sniffing away when all of a sudden I hear "What are you doing?"
LMAO. Been there & been caught doing that. When passing by with the lawnmower I would sometimes grab a chunk & give it a sniff & toss it back on the pile the next round. The stuff I split in March smelled nice all summer , when the wind was right I could smell it on the breeze at the house.