Name your firewoods

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  1. sirbuildalot

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    List all the types/species you currently have in your possession ready to burn, or at least in rounds or log length. I have: Eastern White Pine, Red Maple, Poplar, Cherry, Red Oak, White Oak, Black Locust, Black Birch, Yellow Birch, White Birch, Shagbark Hickory, and Ash. Normally I’m able to score some Rock/Sugar Maple, but none this year. I’d also like to acquire some more BL and maybe a little Beech.
     
  2. Jack Straw

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    This is the first year that I will be burning Black Locust!
     
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  3. MikeInMa

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    Let's see.... in order of what I have, most to least.

    Oak, mostly red, some white
    Maple. Mostly red, some sugar
    Black locust
    Ash
    Apple
    Birch, black and white
    Elm
    Sassafras
     
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  4. jo191145

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    Hmnn,,,most to least.

    Red Oak
    Black Locust
    Sassafras
    Ash
    Maple
    Hickory
    Black Birch
    White Oak
    Assorted pine
    Tree of Heaven
    Cherry
    Ironwood
     
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  5. TurboDiesel

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    Seasoned.:thumbs:

    99% red oak.
     
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  6. Jack Straw

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    Speciest! :p
     
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  7. Ralphie Boy

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    Ash, red oak and hachkberry ready to burn. On deck, white oak, shag bark and pignut hickory, black locust and a little bit of hedge.
     
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  8. Todd

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    My 23 acres is probably 80% Quaking Aspen, the other 20% is a mix of Red and White Oak, Cherry, Red Maple, Red and Jack Pine. Its a young forest that was clear cut back in the mid 90's so only the Aspen and Pine are really worth bucking up for Firewood. 50% of what I burn now is Aspen and the rest is a mix of Black Locust, Maple, Red Elm, Ash and any other decent harwood I can scrounge.

    I have a friend that cleared 10 acres of Oak and doesnt burn wood, so I'll probably be set with that for years to come.
     
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  9. Sandhillbilly

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    Elm, ash, hackberry, elm, western red cedar, pine, elm, cottonwood, a tiny bit of birch, a small bit of oak, ..... oh, and some elm.
     
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    Wait! I don't hate!:BrianK:


    Well... there was that pine incident. :emb:
    But it hit me first!o_O
     
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  11. JCMC

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    Ash, Butternut, Beech, Cherry, Elm, Hickory, Black Birch, White Birch, Yellow Birch Red Oak, White Oak, Hardhack, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Hemlock, Spruce, Poplar and EWP.
    I think I covered them all a good mix of Firewood.
     
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  12. buZZsaw BRAD

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    Ash, apple, basswood, beech, birch, black locust, bradford pear, catalpa, cherry, elm (red), hickory ( bitternut, pignut, shagbark) honey locust, maple (sugar, red, norway, silver) mulberry, oak (red, white, chestnut), tulip poplar, sassafras, tupelo (gum), walnut. Eastern white pine is he only softwood
    Im sure i forgot some!
     
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  13. bushpilot

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    Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Quaking Aspen, Tamarack (Western Larch).
     
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    Osage Orange
    Mulberry
    Cherry
    Honey Locust
    American Elm
    Slippery (Red) Elm
    Siberian Elm
    Hackberry
    Ash
    Red Oak
    Silver Maple
    Cedar, Eastern
    Black Walnut
     
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    From the burn stack this year, stacked in order from low BTU shoulder season wood to high, down to low again for spring shoulder season....

    Siberian Elm
    Honey locust
    Mulberry
    Ash
    Norway Maple
    Silver Maple


    This is the first stack I'll be burning from arranged this way with lower BTU woods at the beginning/ends of my single row stacks. If I ever tried to explain this to anyone other than you guys, I think I'd be accused of being outta my mind. But I like to think it makes perfect sense to "us" :smoke::rofl: :lol:
     
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  16. sirbuildalot

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    So true!!!

    Before joining here, I never burned Pine, separated my hardwoods, or heard of a three year plan. Now I'm just as crazy as everyone else.
     
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    I'm sitting primarily on (highest quantity to lowest quantity per species in order) black locust, honey locust, white oak, red and pin oak, apple, hickory, ash,black birch and maple.....

    I can remember a time in the not-so-distant-past where I was struggling to get 2 years ahead, taking anything I could find (soft maple, even spruce and poplar).

    Now I'm sitting on 7 years ahead, all premium hardwood.....

    If you stay at it hard, the rewards will come. I've not kept much wood that we've cut this year, just a bit of chestnut oak and red oak, and the trunk of that massive black locust I removed back in June...
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  18. Biddleman

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    Ready and planning to burn...
    Black cherry, hackberry, white oak, red oak, black locust, pine, sumac, mulberry, black walnut.

    No particular order. Though I probably have more cherry than anything for this burn year.
     
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  19. Backwoods Savage

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    ash
    elm
    soft maple
    red oak
    pin oak
    white oak
    cherry
    birch
    spruce
    hemlock
    pine
    popple
    ironwood
    blue beech
    apple
     
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  20. billb3

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    red maple
    red oak
    white oak
    pine, eastern white

    There might be a little grey birch mixed in with the red maple. I don't have much more grey birch to get here. I really need to harvest what's left as it is all dying and is pretty much worthless dead standin, it just rots, and fairly fast.
    I'll have more white oak than red maple and red oak next year. Unless I get an awful lot of red maple cut this Fall. Which doesn't appear to be in the cards.
     
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