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Old 06-07-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Plum Wood

I have an old Plum tree in the orchard that is not producing anymore. Is plum good for flavor wood? If so, should I harvest the tree with leaves on Spring/Summer or wait for the leaves to fall off? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:54 AM   #2
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Absolutely! Plum is great! Makes a very sweet smoke. I wish I could get it here.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #3
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Regardless of what time of year you harvest your plum, you'll not notice a difference as a smoke wood. If you're in a hurry, split it, stack it with a LOT of air circulation all around it and in four months you are ready to use it. If you're not in a hurry, stack it as-is and wait for next season. Use it like a cherry, pear or even apple. Or load it up and drive due north on I-5 into Washington state and I'll be happy to find it a good home for you!
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:23 AM   #4
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Chop it down now and you'll be that much closer to being able to use it. I like cutting in the spring and fall when there are less leave to clean up but I will cut when ever if the right tree is located.

I have used plum before and have enjoyed the results.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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I use it and the Plum is right up there withy Cherry in Flavor IMHO
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