Looking it up on the BTU charts makes it close to white pine, willow and poplar. Just split 3/4 cord and under cover for early fall/late spring. We'll see how it goes. Wondering how dry it will be by sept october. Never worked with it before. Maybe need to wait for next may. It was interesting to cut. The compression strength is close to nill. Where the saw is in the pict was about it, maybe a little further, 5-6" into the top. The rest had to be bottom up or from the side. I thought the chain was dull. No. Squeezed in the cut. Wierd.
It’s kinda like finding a fence post inside one while cutting lol.I have know idea why it would be there. But someone put it in the tree for some reason. Sometimes you find stuff inside a tree and will never figure out why it ended up there.
I'll be bucking up some pine logs tomorrow from when we cleared for the new garage, I'll still have six more piles of logs left after I do one tomorrow.
Since I didn't have a picture of the pile, I attached a photo of how I did some ash using the forks which I'll use tomorrow.
I have my fall felling of ash all lined up, I hate taking a healthy tree but since EAB is in our county, it's only a matter of time.EAB came through our area well over 5 years ago. Not much to be had anymore.
I have my fall felling of ash all lined up, I hate taking a healthy tree but since EAB is in our county, it's only a matter of time.
Yes, those are some stuffed mushrooms I made this past winter.
I used the 4540 to get this pine up in the air, this pile has a bunch of smaller stuff but we'll use it for shoulder season wood in about three years and some will be burned this winter in the outside fireplace.
That gully at the bottom of the hill where the ash is was a mess but since I needed it open so I could get the rhino and splitter there, three quarters of it is open which we like.Same here. I hate taking live trees, but I too got all mine out before they died. Otherwise, the debris they drop is a huge mess. I tried to cut them all in the winter when the sap dropped and they were a (little) less green than they would have been in the summer.
A few pieces of Bradford Pear. For it's btu value the nastiest stuff to work with in my book. Had to get it out of field I cut for a customer in my side mowing job. Nasty ass thorns. Otherwise not worth the agravation.
Perhaps it's like poplar and it has a huge amount of water in it?I actually split a little Bradford Pear this weekend. This was my first experience with it. I get the sense based upon the way it cut and split that it is good firewood. Seems very dense/hard. That true? I ended up with about a facecord worth.