Is this Walnut?

enduring

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Feb 29, 2020
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Central Iowa
Husband cut this down last early summer when he was cutting down an old fence line over grown. So it looks like walnut to me, but I'm not sure about the bark, I thought it would be darker. Is this walnut?

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enduring

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Feb 29, 2020
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Central Iowa
Ok, thanks for the information on this log. Is mulberry the one that pops and sparkles in the stove? What is it like as a fuel for the winter?
 
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enduring

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Feb 29, 2020
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LOL, I just told DH that it was suggested the trunk was mulberry, and he said "thats not mulberry". Well, I think once we cut it up we'll know, and I'll update this thread. I'm not taking sides!
 
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JimBear

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Dec 15, 2017
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Ok, thanks for the information on this log. Is mulberry the one that pops and sparkles in the stove? What is it like as a fuel for the winter?
It will pop some but nothing crazy. It is great firewood, depending on your split size it will take 12-24 months to dry properly. If it’s not split by now you likely won’t have properly seasoned wood till the fall of 2022. My 2“-3” splits seasoned in 12 months, they were stacked in full sun/wind but a cord of small splits makes for frequent reloading & sometimes makes it difficult to control your fires. My 4”-6” splits are better for longer burns & have taken 18 - 24 months to dry stacked in full sun/wind.
 
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D8Chumley

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Jun 25, 2013
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Collegeville PA
Looks like mulberry to me also. What’s DH?
 
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D8Chumley

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Kinda figured, hopefully they’re his initials and not something else? I have some mulberry in my stacks it’s pretty good wood
 
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PA. Woodsman

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Feb 26, 2007
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Ok, thanks for the information on this log. Is mulberry the one that pops and sparkles in the stove? What is it like as a fuel for the winter?
Mulberry is very good heat throwing fuelwood and it does spark, especially when you open the stove door to reload, it's like the Fourth of July lol!
 

D8Chumley

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Jun 25, 2013
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Collegeville PA
I have spent a lot of time on Garden Web forum (now absorbed into Houzz) over the years and "DH" stands for "Dear Husband"
My wife has called me many things in 24 years but Dear Husband was never one of them ;)
 
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Simonkenton

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Feb 27, 2014
1,846
Marshall NC
It closely resembles black walnut. We don't have mulberry here in the NC mountains so I have never messed with it.