hey Srgnt got any alder trees around you or on your land?
dried alder with the bark removed and then chipped makes
for some good tasting smoked grilled meat. it is difficult
to obtain around here since it is a cold weather climate
type of a tree.
I've got to split some wood too, I cut down a few black walnut tree's this
My father who is a licensed contractor (home additions and such) had a fit,
he mumbled something about it being the most expensive firewood I would ever
I know what he means but I've never seen one straight enough and large
enough to get much out of in the way of boards. I'm going to cut one down
too - maybe 25' high now. I tried for a couple years to find someone who
would come, take it, and transplant it - but found no takers.
The black walnut I have here are straight, I have a customer that told me he
made a bat out of black walnut and it was the best bat he has ever owned.
I still have 5 or 6 on the property that are straight but only about 2'6"
wide (about ten feet up) and as you know, more narrow all the way up.
I'm told the walnuts are good to eat, but I've never tried one.
I have heard the same thing, I think my father is still laughing at the fact
I cut down four?(maybe five)of them.
We have been burning some of the wood in the outdoor fire place, the wood
gives off a really strong smokey smell.
I can smell the smokey shirt I wore last night from 5 feet away.
I've got to find some of the walnuts I hear they are good.
Time to get a private, or perhaps, a recruit....
My area, central TX, no need, at least me anyway. There's some that use
local live oak for their fireplace in winter. Don't seem them ever
splittin' or cuttin' it. Their chimney smoke is stifling to breathe on no
wind/high humidity days, the whitetail deer don't seem to appreciate it
My use for live oak is BBQ. Have plenty of dead branches (lack of sun due
to juniper ashe) to work with. In the past 2 years I've lived here, haven't
cut any entire live oaks down.
Juniper ashe (cedar its called in these parts)? Still cutting down those
outside the perimeter of the yard. Fire hazard. Burns like gasoline, wet
I've got a 5 yr. supply under cover. (Just can't see a down tree going
to waste). Mostly oak & hickory with a half dozen other types thrown
in the mix. My favorite has to be persimmon - burns slow, decent
heat, & reasonable smell. Next favorite would be dogwood for the
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