smokeyCityTeacher wrote: freetown fred wrote:
How about that sumac??? or definetly BLUE Spruce
I'm sorry smokey,sometimes I can't help myself--like stated,any hardwood w/ a good draft in a good stove
the sumac is still wet, BLUE spruce might be it tho.
From the info posted before in the other thread, I seriously doubt it's sumac. Definetly have my bet on ailanthus. I was given a cord of it and was told it's not good because it was sumac. A tree guy I went to school with told me what it was. Started to burn it that year and cut quite a few cord off my lot over the years. You won't get blue flames off it like other harder woods but it's deacent fuel in the spring and fall.The stuff you have is way to big for sumac plus if you've ever cut staghorn sumac, it's quite pithy. Like soft brush and I've never seen any get biger than 4 - 6" before it croaks.
Blue flames will come off of well aged black locust. That stuff is as close to coal as you can get imo and still find it growing above ground