Dead elm

lost in the woods

Burning Hunk
Feb 8, 2016
148
Central PA
hey a guy from our hunting camp had a tree fall across the lane at his woodlot and he asked me to clear it in exchange for all the dead/down wood i want. . . today I went up and did the job and discovered it was a dead elm. . . it was a mother to split. . . i'm wondering if anyone has experience burning elm???? how do you like it? this woodlot is a mix of dead ash, elm, walnut and other assorted crap all tangled up in monkey vines. . . is the elm worth the hassle?
 

lost in the woods

Burning Hunk
Feb 8, 2016
148
Central PA
oh yeah! kinda giving up on morels; my wife and kids don't like them. . . they do like hens, chickens, and chanterelles though, so im concentrating on them from now on
 

hickoryhoarder

Feeling the Heat
Apr 5, 2013
381
Indiana
Hard as hell to split, especially Chinese elm. I found it satisfactory firewood.
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,561
Eastern Ontario
My tree lines are full of dead American Elm (Dutch Elm Disease)
Cut split and burn a lot of it. Works well for me
But you do need a power splitter if you are going to do more than a few splits
The biggest reason I had to buy a hydro Splitter
 

BIGChrisNH

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2015
422
New Hampshire
Have fun splitting it but I think it's decent wood