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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2020, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Been cutting down trees in the backyard and trying to figure out whether wood can be burned in the fireplace.

Does anyone know what kind of wood this is? Its not white oak. Almost has a slight green tint to it. Not an evergreen, it had leaves that dropped in the fall.

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Poplar maybe. Most woods can be burned it's just that some don't put out much heat. Generally heavy dense woods produce more heat and very light woods don't. Some of the conifer species are quite pitchy and can cause creosote problems in the chimney that can both plug it up and possibly cause chimney fires but that isn't a conifer so you are okay there. Some woods take up to two years to dry properly. They dry faster when split. Where I live wood is most people's primary source of heat as there are no gas lines in the area and oil, propane, and electricity are very expensive to heat with.

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what do the leaves look like???

so far, I'd say poplar..
dried, it will burn well even as a small round...

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OP, your lack of info in your registration makes it really difficult to help with identification because without knowing the geographical location there are many woods it could be. I don't recognize it as something found here in central Canada so I can't help you. If you could provide your state or province, someone else might better be able to recognize it. Paul
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Is it a natural to your area type of tree, or a landscape planting?
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Thanks group. Sorry for my lack of demographics. I live in Connecticut. I really wanted to make sure it wasn’t a pine or fir. Mostly that it was safe to burn. As you mentioned, the wood is not very dense.
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The tree is natural to the area
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a leaf or three to see would help a lot...
a split would help out too...

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The bark looks like my Birch tree ?
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Wish I could show you the leaves. Unfortunately it is spring here
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