All the Free Oak...

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Uglysquirrel
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Post Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 6:03 am

......in central CT post snow storm makes me want to go back to wood burning but I stopped myself....................

Though it did'nt stop me from scavenging a free cord of 'oak in reserve !

A tremendous # of old oaks came down in central CT from the snow storm, you can drive thru some old neighborhoods and smell OAK, it's wonderful!!

Oak, the wood of fire desire.

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Post Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 8:08 am

That's interesting, because green oak in Pennsylvania smell like dog *censored*.
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Post Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 8:15 am

tsb wrote:That's interesting, because green oak in Pennsylvania smell like dog *censored*.
Maybe your dog eats acorns! :lol:
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Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 5:39 pm

Just drove by a sign in Dumont, NJ. $250 a cord. :shock:. No thanks.

I wouldn't pay $250 for it and I'm not gonna drive around looking for free wood.

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Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 5:50 pm

I wouldn't pay $250 for it
WhydoyathinkIswitchedto coal? :D

Although I kind of miss that huge stack of split firewood.
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Post Mon. Nov. 21, 2011 6:16 pm

Probably the sane reason I switched to coal. It's easier, warmer, burns a lot longer.


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Post Thu. Feb. 02, 2012 5:23 am

Back in my younger days I burned wood. The best I ever had was some free oak. I cut & split it, dried it under cover for two years.... it was like logs of coal! The only dog-poop wood I remember was elm. Yuccck, that's the worst stuff ever!
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Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 9:55 am

I agree that fresh, split green out DOES smell foul..even if you have if stacked and out of mind, sure enough a time comes when you are near it, smell something a bit nasty, and think: "whats that lousy smell??...Oh yeah!...the wood pile'..

Probably left in log length form you wouldn't have the stencth!

It might be nice to drive by a bunch of freshly cut trees and get a nice whiff of Mother Nature..but its different when its sitting there in a heap near your living space....

Freddy..do u still have Elms left up there?? That old Elm disease wiped most of them out down her in Southern NE like 30-40 years ago...the streets used to lined with them...then they all went the way of the dinosoar..

Now I see that they have come up with a 'hybrid' Elm that is resistant to that disease..

Hey! Plant a few..wait about 70 years and cut some down..and let me know how the new improved ones smell..ok?
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Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 12:39 pm

stoker_RI wrote:do u still have Elms left up there?
There are still some. The Dutch Elm disease did wipe out most of them, but it missed some & we still have some biggies here & there.
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Post Sat. Feb. 11, 2012 11:08 pm

if u want good slow burning wood try locust but DONT burn it green big time creosote have to split it (easy) let it set till NEXT winter.

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