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Wood identification??
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:47:35 AM »

I'm burning a wood that has burs on it. Underneath the bark it's got burs. Anyone no what that is. It's not very dense. Just fair. The bark is very rough on it. I wish I had a picture.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 09:05:54 PM »

Locust can have burrs but it is pretty dense wood and burns hot.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 05:13:41 AM »

I believe it's honey locust. The bark is coming off real bad. Every block it separates. I probably should have burned it last year.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 08:33:04 AM »

Pictures would help.  As already stated, locust is dense.  I'm thinking some kind of elm possibly?  I had some in years past I thought was elm and it had sharp points once the bark fell off which was pretty easy. 
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 11:40:17 AM »

I'll try and get a picture of one of the logs.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 02:59:11 PM »

Looks like alligator skin.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 05:39:26 PM »

Elms not exactly light either unless itís already getting punky.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 06:43:12 PM »

That doesn't look like honey locust to me.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 06:48:12 PM »

Could it be willow?
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 07:55:17 PM »

It is not in the best shape. Should have been burned last year. A tree service gave it to me and I remember when I spilt it it would have a jagged edge on the end like sharks teeth. It has a lot of ash and not enough burn time.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 08:24:06 PM »

Could be some oddball ornamental tree not normally found in your area.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 08:34:55 PM »

It's awful hard for me to turn down a load of free firewood.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 09:41:42 PM »

Sounds more like some sort of soft wood not locust like RSI said.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 07:12:02 AM »

Could be some sort of elm.  Elm creates a lot of ash as you said this does.  The elm I have burned creates hard chunks of ash around the nozzle of my stove so I need to be careful to clean them up every load or it plugs it up.  It's been a strange burning wood in my gasser.
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Re: Wood identification??
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »

Not locust or honey locust. Looks a lot like Chinese elm. Several of them growing on my neighbors property, never burnt very much of it so I don't remember the burs. Probably still had the bark on it though.
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