I Need Seasoned Hardwood in the SW Corner of PA

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Post Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 7:50 am

Does anyone know where I can purchase seasoned pole hardwood, and what the prices are in the SW corner of PA? Thanks

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Post Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 8:06 am

OK, I gotta ask, what is pole hardwood?? :?
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Post Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 8:35 am

Pole wood is uncut, the whole log. I know in Northern PA you can buy whole uncut trees (limbs removed) buy the truckload. I would prefer to purchase it like this so I can cut to length and split to my liking. Also usually cheaper in bulk. I' sure there is different terminology used for uncut logs.

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Post Fri. Nov. 18, 2011 12:09 pm

Gotcha, just never heard it called pole wood :)
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Post Sat. Nov. 19, 2011 11:27 am

If it is still in log from, it is will not be seasoned.

1. Most loggers don't let the logs sit around. Unless they cut down a dead tree, the wood will be green.
2. Wood doesn't dry in log form very fast. I had a buddy cut down a large ash tree a year and a half ago. We just cut it up and the wood was still wet.
3. I used to cut my firewood from logs. Even a part pile of logs from the previous year needed time after splitting to season properly.
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Post Sat. Nov. 19, 2011 11:45 am

Yep, you can buck it up and split it this Fall, but it won't be seasoned until next Fall. Unless your using one of those Outdoor wood-burning Boilers, you can burn anything in them. :shock:
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Post Thu. Nov. 24, 2011 6:25 am

OK thanks for the info. Fortunately I have found a landowner who is letting me cut up some old blow downs. Yes, although some have been down for awhile they are still wet. Others are seasoned well.

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