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HisTreeNut

Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
1,095
Burnsville, NC
So I got out to my buddy's house to start working on a bunch of the trees he's saved for me.
Have some white pine to get, some white oak and a sycamore among so e other wood I cut and has been sitting there for a year and a half.
Here is load number one...any guesses to the species the tree?

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
looks like a type of oak to me.
 

CincyBurner

Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
685
SW Ohio
Looks like white oak.
How does it smell when you cut or split it ? Like bourbon ?
 

HisTreeNut

Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
1,095
Burnsville, NC
It has a very sweet, sugary smell to it. My buddy said it was post oak. The very large logs are 300+ pounds a piece. He counted the rings on on of the logs and if I remember correctly, he said there were 143.
 

CincyBurner

Minister of Fire
Mar 10, 2015
685
SW Ohio
It has a very sweet, sugary smell to it. My buddy said it was post oak.
That sounds right. Post oak is in the white oak group. Looks like a big one !
Great firewood, but white oaks take extra time to season to an acceptable moisture content.

Sycamore: It's tough splitting wood. Make sure your ok with splitting it before you take too much of it.
 
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HisTreeNut

Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
1,095
Burnsville, NC
Sycamore: It's tough splitting wood. Make sure your ok with splitting it before you take too much of it.
I have a few more loads to get. I am preparing for the sycamore...borrowing another buddy's splitter.
Although, I will probably be buying one this year. The place I would rent one from when I needed one closed down.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,283
Massachusetts
+1 on the white oak. the sycamore is hard to split make sure you keep your hand on it because it can pop fast and if not expecting it it does hurt. good firewood tho
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,090
Marshall NC
White oak. My favorite firewood.
 
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HisTreeNut

Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
1,095
Burnsville, NC
Like white oak also. Speaking of loads of wood, here is load #2. White pine, red oak, and some hickory that sat on the ground too long. That may become wood for the fire pit unfortunately.
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hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
712
Indiana
First photo seems like white oak.
 

Dfw245

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Jan 28, 2022
158
Dallas
Definitely looks like white oak. But sugary sweet? All the white oak I've split has a vinegary/pickle smell to it.