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ZKSLAWN
04-03-2010, 04:22 PM
I've already been asked to cut down a couple smaller trees and one of them we already used for firewood.. Now i want to know what trees are good to burn and what trees should i just throw in the chipper and not bother.

Im in the ct area if that helps with the question.

CLARK LAWN
04-03-2010, 04:46 PM
are you burning them inside or outside?

randosh4
04-03-2010, 07:36 PM
Dead ones.

SeedPro
04-03-2010, 08:25 PM
My neighbors trees. He never rakes his leaves and they always end up on my yard.

:cry:

Think Green
04-03-2010, 08:26 PM
Down south the customers only want Oak--red or white.
Pines are no good for burning-obviously!! Resin buildup.
Hickory burns hot once it gets started and often mixed with some oak. I save it for smoking along with pecan or apple.
Wood that burns quickly and hot will leave alot of powder.

ZKSLAWN
04-03-2010, 11:58 PM
well im going to try and sell some for firewood so let's go with inside..

How about maples?

betmr
04-04-2010, 12:33 AM
Any deciduous trees

RAlmaroad
04-04-2010, 06:53 AM
well im going to try and sell some for firewood so let's go with inside..

How about maples?

Maples are great fireplace fuel. Almost any of your hardwoods such as oak, maple, ash, cherry or walnut make good fireplace wood. Pine has so much creosote that it coats the inside of the fireplace flue and is generally the culprit of many chimney fires. Have you checked at the local 7-11's to see what fireplace wood is selling for. Something like $3 for an armload. You should be able to cut a truck bed level full with 2' long pieces either whole or split for an easy $95. We see trucks in the fall just sitting beside the road generally near a gas station or red light. It's hard work splitting that stuff with a wedge and sledge. Just take you time. You could cut and stack it now and during the summer so that it will be dry in the fall. Most folks don't know that green wood will not burn. Use that as a selling point. Load up on Friday evening and sell on Saturday morning.

nepatsfan
04-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Maples are great fireplace fuel. Almost any of your hardwoods such as oak, maple, ash, cherry or walnut make good fireplace wood. Pine has so much creosote that it coats the inside of the fireplace flue and is generally the culprit of many chimney fires. Have you checked at the local 7-11's to see what fireplace wood is selling for. Something like $3 for an armload. You should be able to cut a truck bed level full with 2' long pieces either whole or split for an easy $95. We see trucks in the fall just sitting beside the road generally near a gas station or red light. It's hard work splitting that stuff with a wedge and sledge. Just take you time. You could cut and stack it now and during the summer so that it will be dry in the fall. Most folks don't know that green wood will not burn. Use that as a selling point. Load up on Friday evening and sell on Saturday morning.

$300 a cord up here now for seasoned @2-250 for green.

RAlmaroad
04-04-2010, 08:42 AM
Man, that's great! I could load up the Chevy. Down in TN, you can't give wood away. Folks want you to even stack it before they take it for free. I have a lot of beautiful cedar that pops and cracks that I'd like to give to anyone who would want it. Still can't get that in my mind.