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Firewood for next year




Really pleased. Banana

I REALLY need to walk up to the wood and look at the size of the pieces when I'm talking with Tom, our tree guy. We were 60 feet from the tree, and he asked if I need him to split the larger pieces near the stump. I looked over and said that I don't need him to split them.

I then walked up to the cut tree after he left. Serious smiley

Diane, our next-door neighbor, e-mailed asking if she had my o.k. to take down a leaning tree that she thought may be on my property. I agreed it should come down and think it's actually on her property. She asked if I wanted the wood. Yes!

I also said I'll have Tom take down some nuisance pines between our houses. Diane also asks if I want the wood from the other tree she's taking down on the other side of her house. Yes!

Finished moving the wood yesterday. Lots to split. I thought I had enough wood for this winter. have wood for next winter, 2019 -2020, too. Wow, I just typed 2020. smiley

My wood for this year is cut and split in two Woodhaven half-cord plus racks ...




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The wood pile with the wood from Diane's ...




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Other side. The unsplit wood under the cover in the rack is also from next-door. smiley




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I'll move the split wood from the lower left on that rack to the other rack before I start splitting and stacking the new wood.




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Another view. Lots of wood. Really nice wood, too. Will use some splits for my smoker.




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Looks much better between our houses with the tree Diane had removed and all the pines I had taken down. Tom cut a path for me to get the tractor and cart into Diane's yard to get the wood. I didn't take the mower off the tractor for more clearance to get through the path, so I used a wheelbarrow to get the wood to the cart. Should have just taken the mower off.

I'll clean up more, too.




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Nice pile of firewood, but as a wood worker I see some nice pieces that after aging would turn into a nice bowl.


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Want me to measure any of the pieces for you? Any particular size you would look for?


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Want me to measure any of the pieces for you? Any particular size you would look for?

PaulOinMA


I would love a crouch piece, but we will not be back to Corolla until next spring sometime.


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If you tell me what a crouch piece is, I could bring something down and put it in my outdoor lock closet. A search wasn't particularly helpful for me.

I would want to also cut pieces down with a chainsaw to the rough length you'd need. They are now fireplace- length and rather heavy before splitting.


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Nice stockpile!

Not to presume, but I think Chief meant a "crotch" piece, and it appears there are one or two in your pile. I'll leave that to Chief.

As for importing wood from MA to NC, I don't want to be "that guy" but moving wood from outside areas could introduce invasive insects to NC. I have imported some split wood for immediate use in beach bonfires, but storing it onsite in Corolla could be problematic. Please consider.


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Nice stockpile!

Not to presume, but I think Chief meant a "crotch" piece, and it appears there are one or two in your pile. I'll leave that to Chief.

As for importing wood from MA to NC, I don't want to be "that guy" but moving wood from outside areas could introduce invasive insects to NC. I have imported some split wood for immediate use in beach bonfires, but storing it onsite in Corolla could be problematic. Please consider.

hatterasnc


Darn spell check. Yes a CROTCH piece. The grain is much more diverse and produces a better look piece.






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Ah, that makes sense. Theeth smiley

I was thinking a "crouch" piece may have been the last couple of pieces near the base where one face of the wood is larger than the other. smiley

So, I thought Tyson wanted the really large pieces from the base of the trees that are really hard to move. Theeth smiley

I'll bring some down. I'll measure some and post pictures when I start splitting the wood and identify the pieces. I'll post pictures and dimensions of the wood so I can maybe do a preliminary cut of them for you to make them easier to move.


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Most of the crotch pieces are going to be found in the wood that I preliminarily stacked before splitting and is already covered. They're stacked since they were the smaller pieces that I moved first.

A reason I really thought crouch was a woodworking term is that there is really a place called Crouch Woodworking that shows up when you do a search. But I was really puzzled about what it meant since I could find nothing more on it. Maybe it is a secret woodworking term and I don't know the secret handshake. Theeth smiley

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Crap! HatterasNC is right. Just reread his post. I maybe can't move wood from MA due to Asian longhorned beetles. Neighboring states even had signs at the border that it was prohibited l to bring camp firewood from MA. Need to look more into this.

Asian longhorned beetles were a HUGE issue here a few years ago and whole areas of trees in cities in and around Worcester were cleared to try an contain the invasive pest. Really changed the character of tree-lined neighborhoods. Before and after pictures were Sad smiley .

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I'm actually outside the ALB Eradication area. I'm in Marlborough, right near the Sudbury line. A search for "Wayside Inn Sudbury MA" shows the area where I am.

I may e-mail the state and ask about moving a few pieces if individually inspected wood.

I could do without being known as the Typhoid Mary of insects.

Asian Longhorned Paul. Theeth smiley


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We had restrictions on where hay bales could be transported to back about 10 years ago for TX and AR. I can’t remember the details but feel sure some Green Acres Extension Agent could inform you all of the variables...


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Paul;

This is way to much effort for a piece of wood not to mention the legality of transporting wood across state lines.
Do not put one calorie into this than you want to. As I mentioned earlier, I will not be there for some time due to travel, work, retiring and moving.

Thanks


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