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Re: more on wood


I remember seeing a table in a USDA publication [maybe the old Trees Yearbook] that gave the BTUs in cords of various woods. Highest was eucalyptus [blue gum], which is what we burned at the farm in California. Second highest was black oak. Don't remember any below those.

On Saturday, October 16, 2004, at 09:45 PM, pdickson wrote:

BEECHWOOD logs burn bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year.
CHESTNUT's only good, they say
If for long it's laid away.

BIRCH and FIR logs burn too fast
Blaze up bright and do not last.

ELM wood burns like a church yard mold
Even the very flames are cold.

POPLAR gives a bitter smoke
Fills your eyes and makes you choke.

APPLE wood will scent your room
With an incense like perfume.

OAK and MAPLE if dry and old
Keep away the winter cold.

But ASH wood wet and ASH wood dry a
king shall warm his sippers by.

I just had to share this.... since we are talking about wood.

Tricia

----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bringing the yard inside/ oil & gas



Hi Zem,

Not Gene, but a rick or face cord is a stack of wood 4 feet high by 8 feet
long by the typical stove length, either 12, 16, or 18 inches. It got cold
here last night, down into the 20's, brought in stuff, covered stuff, and
had some low priority stuff die. Today planted 300 tulips, they should be
real cool this spring.
----- Original Message ----- From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bringing the yard inside/ oil & gas



In a message dated 10/16/2004 6:09:56 PM Central Standard Time,
genebush@otherside.com writes:

Wood has been delivered and it is stacked for the winter now. $35 a face
rick delivered.



Okay, Gene, what's a rick? I have always bought wood by the cord. Two
years ago it was $110/cord delivered and stacked. It's probably more
now, but I
don't use enough to justify buying large amounts. My natural gas bill is
$7/mo (the minimum) during warm weather, and about $100/mo when it's
cold. My
house is old and drafty -- but then so am I.  <LOL>
zem
zone 7
West TN

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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