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What is this yellow wood?

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  1. Breechlock1

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    Mulberry for sure. Whenever I run into I try to save some to make hammer handles. It's beautiful. Someday I'll do an axe handle out of it
     
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    I processed a mulberry once. When cut, it has a white milky sap that runs out. :sherlock:
     
  3. oldspark

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    I dont remember ever seeing that and I cut a lot of Mulberry.
     
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    It smells phenomenal when burning, almost has a cotton-candylike scent. It makes a great smoking wood for meats and cheeses, too!!
     
  5. Brett

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    Red Mulberry...great wood but as noted will pop and crack and sometimes small embers end up jumping out on the floor. I don't leave the stove door open long. Pretty stringy at times when splitting.
     
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  6. Nicholas62388

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    It was def stringy lmao


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  7. EnglishBob

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    That i s "dogwood" tell by the bark.:D:D
     
  8. NortheastAl

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    image.jpeg Got a load of Mulberry a couple months back and came here to ask the same questions. Scotty said to burn a splinter and see if it smelled like cotton candy. It does burn sweet.

    This is just part of the load. Got about two cord from that tree.
     
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  9. Nicholas62388

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    One more question since your all so helpful.....Obviously the topic of pine being good or bad will always be a debate....is it worth getting and splitting and using? I hear it has high sap content and burns messy??? Ok plz help.
     
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    When I lived in Wyoming, Pine was about all I could get. Now that I live where there are fine hardwoods I am more picky. Pine creates a lot of creosote so I don't burn it in the Midwest where I live now.
     
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    We avoid pine because the old lady has an alergy, but we do burn any lumber scraps that come our way. Its the cutting and splitting she can't handle.
     
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    Here is some Mulberry I cut the other day that had fell earlier this year at the farm. I had not paid much attention to it because there is some Basswood right in that area and I was thinking it was one of those that had fell.
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  13. The Wood Wolverine

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    I must not have taken pics of the sap. When my arborist friend cut the tree, it bled white milky sap. Here some splits from it.
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    Like any other wood, it needs to be thoroughly dry or it will leave a lot of Creosote in the chimney. Dry pine will burn hot and fast, the dried sap is almost like burning lamp oil. If you burn it in a stove with some kind of secondary combustion, there will be little to no creosote, as long as its dry.
     
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    Is that all from the same tree, looks like a mixture with quite a bit of Silver Maple in there.
     
  16. The Wood Wolverine

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    It's a mix bag...
     
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    It has a thin ring of sapwood, but nowhere near as thick as Mulberry.
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  18. Nicholas62388

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    I have looked hardcore this week in my area for free rounds or logs...even emailed all the tree companies in the area asking if they allow pick up after a iob


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    Any luck? Also, ask around about a Tree Dump. Maybe check with city hall.
     
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    I got like 4 trips to make in next few days


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