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Yeah, it's mainly ash. Have lost alot of trees in the last few years due to the Emerald Ash Borer.

Ha! Took the shot when we finished up in April. That was our staging area... lined up like Rockettes!
 
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for us up north not to many people burn with Aspen or poplar but during a nice afternoons if you just want to take the humidity out Aspen is nice for that … I like burning it outdoor especially during the daylight as it doesn’t sparks and pops so it is a safe wood to burn I have some on my property so it’s a nice filler wood but we much prefer burch and tamarack or even spruce.

tonight fire start up… bottom and sides with Aspen and tamarack kindling
 

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   / Tractors and wood! Show your pics #23,573  
for us up north not to many people burn with Aspen or poplar but during a nice afternoons if you just want to take the humidity out Aspen is nice for that … I like burning it outdoor especially during the daylight as it doesn’t sparks and pops so it is a safe wood to burn I have some on my property so it’s a nice filler wood but we much prefer burch and tamarack or even spruce.

tonight fire start up… bottom and sides with Aspen and tamarack kindling
Yep, I really prefer Tamarack also . . .
 
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Finished processing 8 cord in April and loading into 32 pods. This is our 6th season using the pods.

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No repairs to the pods at all once I affixed cleats to their bottoms and set them on treated 2x4s (that sink flush to the ground).

(y) Very impressive seeing it all lined up like that (y)

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around here all the old barns are made with aspen … they are 80/100 year old still solid but last foot is rotten out … if you want to do a wood culvert or a buried retaining wall Aspen is a great choice … can make 50 years with one made of aspen…
 
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around here all the old barns are made with aspen … they are 80/100 year old still solid but last foot is rotten out … if you want to do a wood culvert or a buried retaining wall Aspen is a great choice … can make 50 years with one made of aspen…
Our forefathers knew what they were doing maybe . . . (y)
 
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cheers to burning wood … which is what pretty much bring all of us here !!
 

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I've lost a few 100 year old Sugar Maples this spring. They'll process and burn well. From memory though, they are not robust once contacting the ground and can turn punky faster than my other hardwoods? They're on the log pile now stacked on top of more robust woods. They've been on this Earth longer than I have and deserve proper treatment.
 
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I've lost a few 100 year old Sugar Maples this spring. They'll process and burn well. From memory though, they are not robust once contacting the ground and can turn punky faster than my other hardwoods? They're on the log pile now stacked on top of more robust woods. They've been on this Earth longer than I have and deserve proper treatment.
There are lots of sugar maples over at my parents place, which is about 20 miles away. I remember my grandfather tapping them when I was a little kid. They have about 50 acres of woods and at least 25 % of the trees there are sugar maple.

Whenever one of those goes down from the wind, I get right on it and process it into firewood. I do the same with cherry which is maybe 15 % of the wood there, and the hickory, which might be 10 %. I’d rate those as about equal as firewood, but the cherry and hickory can lay a little longer before it gets punky. Either one is way better than ash for firewood.



My 5 acres of woods at home is about 50 % dead and dying ash and that still represents the bulk of my firewood, but it is a real “treat” to get some of those others. I tend to just let the ash fall and rot in the woods, unless they are easily accessible, like the many in my hedgerows that fall into the fields. I even push some of those back into the hedgerow with my loader bucket and let them rot there.

Ash can also lay a while before they get punky. I’m just so sick of cleaning the ashes from burning them out of the wood stove that I cringe whenever I’m processing another.

I think most of the folks who say they like ash for firewood are those who have a good supply and want to sell it to others.

This was working on one of the last sugar maples I took out of my parents woods, using dad’s JD 770. It had a few tap holes in it:

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It’s all cut and split and in my woodshed now, and will most likely get burnt in the winter of 26/27. I like to stay at least 3 years ahead if I am able to.
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There are lots of sugar maples over at my parents place, which is about 20 miles away. I remember my grandfather tapping them when I was a little kid. They have about 50 acres of woods and at least 25 % of the trees there are sugar maple.

Whenever one of those goes down from the wind, I get right on it and process it into firewood. I do the same with cherry which is maybe 15 % of the wood there, and the hickory, which might be 10 %. I’d rate those as about equal as firewood, but the cherry and hickory can lay a little longer before it gets punky. Either one is way better than ash for firewood.



My 5 acres of woods at home is about 50 % dead and dying ash and that still represents the bulk of my firewood, but it is a real “treat” to get some of those others. I tend to just let the ash fall and rot in the woods, unless they are easily accessible, like the many in my hedgerows that fall into the fields. I even push some of those back into the hedgerow with my loader bucket and let them rot there.

Ash can also lay a while before they get punky. I’m just so sick of cleaning the ashes from burning them out of the wood stove that I cringe whenever I’m processing another.

I think most of the folks who say they like ash for firewood are those who have a good supply and want to sell it to others.

This was working on one of the last sugar maples I took out of my parents woods, using dad’s JD 770. It had a few tap holes in it:

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It’s all cut and split and in my woodshed now, and will most likely get burnt in the winter of 26/27. I like to stay at least 3 years ahead if I am able to.
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I have to rethink how l process firewood.
Before it was how l did it being a logger.
Skid stems to a landing, cut em, split them, stack em all right there on the wood lot.
Easy stuff when you had the acreage.
Now l have “footage”” to do so.
Have to think “small” now.
 
 
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