Discussion in 'The Wood Pile' started by Andy8850, Jul 10, 2019.
any thoughts on free sycamore? Good burning? Btu’s?
Better have a powerful splitter. it is ok wood to burn, not winning any contests, but shoulder season appropriate. I only take small branches under 5 inches I can buck up because as a hand splitter I learned not to try fooling with a maul when it comes to sycamore
Good shoulder season wood, seasons fast, a matter of a summer. But, and this is a crucial but, it can be a bear to split by hand or by hydraulics. Not as bad as American elm or gum but not fun.
This should split it..... I’m going to go it now then
It’s killing me just sitting there
Always heard sycamore didn't make good farwood so I'm here for the share of knowledge.
I would take it.... As said, hard to split but is really good shoulder season wood.
I've burned a bunch. I like it better than Tulip.
Hand split one once... Never again!
Being Sycamore it might be more like shredding it.
Can’t be too much worse than stinky string hickory
I think that splitter will turn your sycamore into a beautiful stack of wood. One plus to mention about sycamore (now that the splitting problem is solved) is there is barely any bark so basically your splits will be all solid wood...maximizing it's btu's!. Also it makes pretty looking wood with little salmon or watermelon colored speckles in the grain.
I pulled some from a large dead limb out of the woods over the winter. Was dead awhile but still solid. No problems splitting it. Not sure about "fresh" though, I never really get any of it.
Awesome splitter, congrats! Personally I dont touch Sycamore, hate everything about it but I’m a wood snob. My esteemed brethren say its good shoulder season wood then you can bank on it. Good luck and post the results please.
I like it, in small pieces. Dries out nicely behind the stove, and smells like vanilla when burned.
How big in diameter? That would be my final deciding factor because they grow enormous!
Well Andy, at least you have the right tool for the job.
No one told me how heavy sycamore is!! The first of about 12 loads with the Toyota unless I dump the ash out of my dodge thatI found roadside today
Good haul Andy8850 . I tried to split a 8" sycamore round by hand and had to use the chainsaw to get the ax out. Never touched the stuff since. Looks like you have the right tool for it though. Let us know the results!
I’m curious to see how the Wolfe ridge handles this stuff, hasn’t given me a hard time yet
Uh you sure that’s sycamore? Never seen bark like that on one
Looks like the bark from the lower trunk of a sycamore before it gets scaly and white further up the trunk.
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