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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,280 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    What kind of wood is good for a fire pit? Needs to burn hot and fast. Been using oak but it takes to long to burn completely. Only sit out there for two hours at a time st most.

    Around here we burn a lot of Osage Orange, Black Locust and Russian Olive, the three being known locally as "hedge"...all harder n woodpecker lips but after a season in the pile is great fire wood that's great for cooking. But since you're wanting hot and fast, a load of pine might be what you're looking for...
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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    In my woodpiles I have 8 types of oak, pecan, sugar & red & silver maple, dogwood, apple & crab apple, plum, pear & Bradford pear, red birch, myrtle, red cedar,
    cottonwood, magnolia, shell bark hickory, and red fern.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    rberglof wrote: »
    I met a gentleman a couple weeks ago that I thought was cutting wood to sell but lo and behold he just enjoys getting out and cutting wood.
    He has piles of cut fire wood and when I asked him about it his response was no I don't sell it but take all you want, doesn't get much better then that.
    He was going to burn the wood right there on the property. So far I have hauled 4 pickup loads home.

    The perks of moving keep piling up.....
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,985 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    The perks of moving keep piling up.....

    Isn't that the truth, haven't found a down side yet.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    rberglof wrote: »
    Isn't that the truth, haven't found a down side yet.

    Wait till a March ice storm:tooth:. Be prepared.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member God's countryPosts: 4,646 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    In my woodpiles I have 8 types of oak, pecan, sugar & red & silver maple, dogwood, apple & crab apple, plum, pear & Bradford pear, red birch, myrtle, red cedar,
    cottonwood, magnolia, shell bark hickory, and red fern.


    You sure you don't mean Shagbark Hickory?
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  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,911 Senior Member
    As usual I have no wood cut so I am burning green wood again. Green hedge will burn but it takes more of it. We cut enough today to maybe run the rest of the week. One bad thing about my heating system is it is hard to start and stop so usually once I light it I keep it going. Maybe next year I will be prepared.
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    You sure you don't mean Shagbark Hickory?
    I was confused with that issue when we first moved South
    Shagbark grows up North and maybe higher elevations in the South,
    but, in the Costal Plain it is a different variety of hickory.
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Today I split some wood I was given, planning on giving it to a nurse.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Today I split some wood I was given, planning on giving it to a nurse.

    That looks like cedar. It will smell good burning.

    Did you oil your splitter slide before splitting that wood? :tooth:
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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Oh, yes; with transmission fluid and wiped the dirt and stuff off first.

    cedar was cut 3 months, but, laying on the ground and needs more curing time; I'll give the lady some other cedar that is cured.
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,911 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Huh? Where'd you find trees in Kansas? :tooth:

    I wouldn't expect you to know about the tree I cut down yesterday, it had big balls.
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,985 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Wait till a March ice storm:tooth:. Be prepared.

    We had 2 feet of snow on the ground when we arrived in April.
    Funny thing is Tehachapi got snow already and we haven't.
    Yes I know that it will get a lot colder just hope I have enough wood before then and some new heaters installed, guy from North Central Electric is suppose to be getting back to me soon.
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