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Old 09-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #16
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I've had exceptional luck by putting the word out that I wanted cooking wood. I now have a guy at the power company that drops stuff off once on a while and several requests to cut down apple trees. After having the Lang for less than a year I've probably dropped 10 apple trees and should be good for a while. Also some tree trimmers stockpile the good stuff to sell.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is? One got cut down recently and I can take it if I want it, wondering if it's something I can use. I think I might be getting some free hickory too, pumped.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:55 PM   #18
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looks like a maple!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:21 PM   #19
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Maple or sycamore.

There is a free APP you can download to an I phone called Leafsnap, it uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:45 PM   #20
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This apple orchard looks to be right on top of you.

YA YA pick your own apples

http://www.yayafarmandorchard.com/index.cfm?killnav=1
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #21
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Hey guys, so I did some more research and I believe that this is a sycamore tree. The bark is definitely sycamore. So my question now is, do people use sycamore for bbq?

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #22
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you could approach a local farmer or land owner. maybe trade some que or cash for wood.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #23
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When you live in the boonies and supplement your heating bill with wood. Cutting up some for the smokers is no problemo.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #24
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Calling an orchard is the way to go. A lot of the online stuff has to be kiln dried to kill insects/parasites mainly so they are not transported with the wood over state lines. Noticed the wood doesn't quite smell the same but the results are pretty close.
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