Help identifying wood

slickschoppers Posted By slickschoppers, Jan 12, 2018 at 3:44 PM

  1. slickschoppers

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    It is free, dry, and already cut.

    What i dont know is what kind of wood is this?

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  2. BenTN

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    Pine?
     
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  3. slickschoppers

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    I talked to the co worker that cut and seasoned it.

    It is mixed pine with some Aust tree.

    The aust trees are really fast growing trees we plant at work.

    I checked and its all testing out at 14% or lower for moisture.

    He dried it two years outside, one year under cover in an open sided building
     
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  4. BenTN

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    Not very often the term "ready to burn" comes true with free wood. Good score.
     
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  5. hickoryhoarder

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    I agree it's pine.
     
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  6. littleuing

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    I know you said it's reading 14%. Being pine that could be true. However being in logs with the bark on and seeing snow. I wonder if this isn't only getting that low of a reading because the wood is frozen. Maybe take some in to warm up for a day then respite and test again.
     
  7. Dobish

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    Aust trees burn really quickly when they are dried out! Like Balsa wood! A few years ago i picked up a few truck fulls of it, and I thought it was a great score. By the time I loaded up the second load, I realized that it probably wouldn't have been worth the gas to go back for more, so I left about 4 cord for someone else.

    If its easy, its free, and its close you can't go wrong though!
     
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