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dobdabomb 06-28-2013 12:42 PM

Pecan wood...just got...question?
 
I saw another thread below on another wood but want to seperate and ask this specifically since its different.

I had a friend here about 30 minutes away call me to tell me to cut some full sized pecan trees, 52 to be exact. The catch they were all knocked down from one of the big tornado's that came through in 2011 here in N. Alabama. I went out cut up with big limbs anywhere from a foot to 2 foot wide as well as some smaller branches. Some were on the ground, some not(majority). Brought them home axed them up into manageable sticks and then chunked them up on the compound saw. Most sizes that would be used for vertical/gravity type which I can knock down more for my green egg's and primo xl. I plan on getting the vertical/gravity type soon so I left them bigger. I threw away a couple cuts due to it feeling a little soft but everything I have now seems pretty hard to really hard.

So my question is this all should be good right after them being knocked over and out of the ground for 2 years? And if that is a yes, with the sized chunks they are down to they should already be pretty aged and good to go right? Curious, never cut knocked down ones but couldnt pass up on even a small dent into that still large free patch of pecan trees.

Team DD 06-28-2013 12:45 PM

I would think you should be good to go. I like smoking with pecan wood. That is all my neighbor uses.

ironmanerik 06-28-2013 01:01 PM

I grew up in the Adirondacks and burned a lot of firewood my dad always cut logs in march or April to use the next winter. He would leave them whole until late fall and they were dry perfect firewood. You should get a logspliter and go back for the big stuff, it sounds like thousands of $ worth of high quality smoking wood.

DownHomeQue 06-28-2013 01:21 PM

was there standing water on the ground under these trees? are the trees infected with bugs? if both of the answers to those questions are no.. you should be good to go my friend

dobdabomb 06-28-2013 01:33 PM

This was out in a cowfield. No standwater. There were some bug markings from time to time and I threw away all those pieces when I axed. The chunks I have right now, I cannot see any holes or bug burrows in them. I will check again.

dobdabomb 06-28-2013 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ironmanerik (Post 2532437)
I grew up in the Adirondacks and burned a lot of firewood my dad always cut logs in march or April to use the next winter. He would leave them whole until late fall and they were dry perfect firewood. You should get a logspliter and go back for the big stuff, it sounds like thousands of $ worth of high quality smoking wood.

Problem is I only have a 16 chainsaw. I would love to go back and take care of the main trees. I would need to rent a logspliter to do that also. I dont do much cutting of late so fairly new on all this myself, so let me know of any techniques for the thick parts.

DownHomeQue 06-28-2013 01:39 PM

log splitter.. you don't need no stinking log splitter.. lol You said you have an axe..

dobdabomb 06-28-2013 01:43 PM

Lol, and its also been in the 90's. Ill pass doing anymore axing than I should especially if I can get a huge load that rental is worth it.

DownHomeQue 06-28-2013 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by dobdabomb (Post 2532484)
Lol, and its also been in the 90's. Ill pass doing anymore axing than I should especially if I can get a huge load that rental is worth it.


sounds like a plan..


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