I would like to get some maple logs. Smaller ones about 4" diameter
and 30" long. I don't know if Maple has bark but the 4" diameter is
the bare wood diameter.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
My first suggestion is that you tell us what part of world
you live in. Probable you get some logs that size for
free or almost free from most tree service companies
in the Eastern US if you pick them up. That's
barely big enough for firewood.
There are several varieties of maple, usually sugar
and black maple are both called hard maple or
rock maple and all the others are called soft maple.
The most common soft maples are, perhaps red
maple, silver maple and pacific big leaf maple.
Boxelder is also a maple though teh wood is
never referred to commercially as maple.
A log 4" in diameter will have very thin bark
The bark doesn't get thick and furrowed until
the trunk is thicker.
I don't know of any trees that don't have bark,
be assured that all maples do. It usually comes
off easily as the log dries.
On Mar 9, 11:15�pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Two replies and lots of information. I am in Southern Arizona. I have
assumed I will have to pay some shipping. Perhaps a small pallet load.
I am not sure where to locate maple logs where I live. And I would
never burn maple. Too precious here.
The only common commercial uses for 4" diameter
maple logs are firewood and wood chips. Somebody
who goes to the expense of exporting maple to
somewhere it doesn't grow is only going to ship
milled and dried wood. A 4" log is too small to bother
milling--it's almost all waste. Logs that size never get
to the mill in the first place so seriously, you'd have
to contact someone who clears lots for construction
or something like that.
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