Wood storage- big lessons learned

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Isaac Carlson

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2012
568
NW Wisconsin
We have so much variety here it's crazy. Everything from pine to osage. We have burned willow, basswood, cottonwood, poplar, elm, hickory, cherry, ash, oak, osage, hackberry, birch, locust, the list goes on. I'm not real picky, but I like high btu wood if possible. I do like birch and poplar. I save the cherry, hickory, apple, and golden oak for smoking. I just got some golden oak this year and it smells so buttery it drives me batty. I might roast some venison with it. Mmmmmm. nice, now I'm drooling......
 

TradEddie

Minister of Fire
Jan 24, 2012
942
SE PA
Don't forget that the Summer of 2019 was one of the wettest on record here on the the east coast, and that may be some of the problem you've seen. Of course, these record years are quickly becoming the new normal, so best to improve your systems anyway.

TE
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,679
WI, Leroy
lumber and almost every item in construction through the roof price wise. Son was going to build a new place- 2 years ago it was still reasonable . Sent plans for quotes- cost tripled. Even land prices have doubled in the last year. This pay 2-3 times more for 50% less is not good in my book ( can't print what I really want to say). Unfortunately income seems to be in reverse- work more, take home less.
 
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Marine woodsman

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Jan 19, 2021
23
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Hand bombed = manual handling vs mechanical aid. In my case...1= throwing bucked wood to where It gets split. 2= picking up split to put in atv trailer. 3= taking out of atv trailer to pile on vehicle trailer. 4 unloading vehicle trailer to put in the stack.
Thats me....lol