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Gailainne
16-05-2008, 15:41
Ive been given some decent logs of this stuff, not sure what it is tho, any ideas ?

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/Gailainne/wood%20id/CIMG0001.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/Gailainne/wood%20id/CIMG0002.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/Gailainne/wood%20id/CIMG0003.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/Gailainne/wood%20id/CIMG0004.jpg

Is it worth keeping or is it firewood ? by the way it spits when burned.

Regards

Stephen

mr dazzler
16-05-2008, 16:35
Is it possibly chestnut? I am not sure, but chestnut has that stringy layer and spits even when dry. Does your logs split easily?

IntrepidStu
16-05-2008, 16:37
Because it spits it may be one of the pines, but apart from that, I dont know.

Gailainne
16-05-2008, 16:59
It does split fairly easily.

Its not a pine

When I talked to the chap he identified a lime from a website, but I dont think it is.

TallMikeM
16-05-2008, 18:23
Is it possibly chestnut? I am not sure, but chestnut has that stringy layer and spits even when dry. Does your logs split easily?

from the colour of the wood and that pithy layer I'd also say it was sweet chesnut.

assuming it is I'd say it's not much cop for firewood. We get through loads of it at work and some of the guys with log burners etc burn it, but you have to have the fire pretty hot before that stuff'll catch (I tried to make kindling from a bag of offcuts, biiiiig mistake, they just wouldn't catch).

mr dazzler
16-05-2008, 18:37
Are you a tree surgeon/arborist Mike?

FTAG
16-05-2008, 18:47
just an idea but could it be poplar? that splits easy and i think it would spit when burnt (not certain though) as its in the same family as willow.

TallMikeM
16-05-2008, 18:49
Are you a tree surgeon/arborist Mike?

I'm a (full title) volunteer assistant forester/warden for the NT.

IntrepidStu
16-05-2008, 19:46
Just watched the "four seasons" episode of Ray. I can confirm fairly confidently that it is sweet chestnut.