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Maple and Cherry score!

zippy12

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scored a load of silver leaf maple that is green. Then took the branches to the dump for the guy. While in the yard waste unloading the guy next to me was unloading cherry!!!

I loaded the cherry up and took that back home... I am going to the dump for smoker wood from now on. I saw tons of oak and maple logs!!!
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indaswamp

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That's Awesome zippy! I usually stock up when a hurricane hits. But I had so much on hand that I did not need any more when Ida hit 6 weeks ago. Wish I could source some maple though.
 

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I scored a wild black cherry tree about a 12" diameter base 2 years or so ago. Storm had knocked the tree over a trail at the deer camp. I cut it up into logs and took it home. Been using it quite a lot and love it. Don't know about the Yoshino Cherry Tree, but some species of cherry trees can have a high concentration of Hydrogen Cyanide in the bark.
 

motocrash

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Don't know about the Yoshino Cherry Tree, but some species of cherry trees can have a high concentration of arsenic in the bark
Yeah, I read the same. I always de-bark the wild I get off my property to be safe.
 

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NICE Zip!
Never even thought to do that.
I don’t have anywhere to dry it though, so I just keep a small stash.
Al
 
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