gambler wrote:"Bean pods"??? are you sure you weren't looking at catalpa trees?
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jpen1 wrote:Burn some hog bark hickory(shag bark) now thats a fire and smells pretty good to boot.
DVC500 at last wrote: Only trouble is YOU CANNOT SPLIT IT! No wayyyyy, unless you let it freeze to about -10F, then MAYBE you can get it to explode apart with a Monster maul.
Berlin wrote: It grows very fast when young- my trees grow about 6' per year; this growth will continue untill about 25yrs, then it slows down.
DVC500 at last wrote:mr1precision wrote:I'n my experience the stringy stuff like elm splits best when its frozen solid. I'd wait for a nice cold spell in January.
Yep, Elm and Hickory are best split in the dead of winter. The colder the better. But them I struggle getting my log splitter started
John27elec wrote:Hi there ive been selling around 60 cord of Black Locust firewood and i have had no complaints about it .... everyone loves the wood and wants more ... got about 40 cored left to sell out ... ive burned some burns great ... trees were cut in the summer of 2011 and we started burning it late november and stuff is dry as could be ... great burner puts out alot of heat .. Amish say around here burns like Coal >.... so get to it ! Good Luck