Good deal. Heck, I don’t turn down wood. It’s my first year of burning and I’ve got a hodgepodge of wood scrounged up this winter that will get me through a couple winters.... especially if it’s this mild.It dries quickly & throws decent heat for moderate temps. I burned some of mine a few days ago while daytime temps were 40- 50 & nighttime temps were upper 30’s. I was happy with it.
I think it’s all the same in that picture. I wish it was hickory!Looks like Red Maple but not sure if all of that shown is that. If not all from the same tree, some of those splits a few down look like they could be hickory?
Beggars can’t be choosers in my case. Father in law bought a lift last year and drops off wood from trees he trims at my house. Even left his hydraulic splitter. Hell of a guy...Box elder doesn’t have a very pleasant smell when burning. Burns Kind of quick. I mostly burn it in my barn stove and keep the more favorable wood for the house. I would not seek out box elder but you can’t beat free. Btus are btus.
Damn, that’s beautiful!The split on the right looks like a maple. The giveaway are the ripples in the grain. With the right tools that split would have "figure" to it
Its usually referred to as "curly" or "tiger" maple. Most maple varieties can have figure. My guess is its probably Norway or Red Maple.