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Posted By csr44,
Jan 6, 2013 at 8:35 AM
This was my view when I went on my first mission of the new year.
Where's the cutting view? And, the bucked up tree view.
No action shots, but here is the prize.
Dang pic loads upside down! You get the idea? Mostly ironwood with a little hard maple.
Nice load of ironwood, I love that stuff
Me to, get lots of blow downs because of shallow roots.
Welcome to the forum csr44.
Usually find lots of ironwood in the UP. Not much where we live now. I did cut one last year or the year before. Found another one I need to cut. Wish we had a whole woods full of it.
Welcom CSR44! Hey send a few splits of ironwood down here to me in KY, I've never tried it.
welcome to the forum! By the looks of that picture you really FLIPPED over that ironwood! I've burnt almost every kind of wood on the eastern half of this country, but never burned ironwood. Lots of black locust, honey locust, a little osage orange......but no ironwood.....
You'll love the heat out of that stuff, that's about as good as it gets when you burn wood from what I read about it!
Anyone got a shot of ironwood bark? Got something in my stacks that looks like some of what the OP got but could not figure out what it was. Little stringy to split and had to work all the way through. Very few one shot splits. Ironwood?
Welcome. Looks like some good stuff. I love pics of wood!
Almost made me sick looking at it that way! Nice job though!
Here you go, looks a lot like shag bark hickory.
Well I'll be...that looks like it. I was almost sorry I ended up with the stuff cause it was difficult to split. I'm using 3 rounds as chopping blocks since they are durable. Good burning wood?
Yep it's stringy and tuff! It burns pretty hot too, but it seems a little quicker than the hardwoods. If I remember reading correctly, it's in the birch family!
Thanks for quick response csr and welcome to the forum.
Just came across this thread looking for a picture of Ironwood bark I posted earlier.
Ironwood rounds burn slowly and give off great heat. I'll use a seven to eight incher for an all night burn.
I leave mine standing dead until they topple. Then process them. The wood is still perfect, except right at the ground level for about an inch. It'll sometimes stand ten years dead. Lot is dry enough to burn right away. Rest, cut into rounds, dries quickly. Larger than 8 inches I split. It's hell to split..Ten pound sledge and twisted wedge, and sometimes the wedge gets stuck. Really tough near branches. But great firewood. Love the tree. They never get too big...my biggest are 14 to 16 inches. They are quite old, for ironwood.