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#1 posted 03-12-2009 10:27 PM

Thanks for the tips Daren. I figured you’d be the one on here with the knowledge of drying it. I will be trying some of the wood chips in the weber grill this spring for sure.

I just got back with the load of mulberry. The tree was huge! It was over 100 years old and about 36” diameter. Unfortunately the largest length log was 24”. I say when served lemons, make lemonade, so I will have plenty of wood for making door panels and boxes, and turning blanks for when I get a lathe. The aroma of the wood when cutting it is very aromatic, more so than even cherry. I completely filled my ford 350 van to the top, and drove carefully home. I’d say that I have enough wood to last me a while and enough firewood for a couple weeks for next season. I could get another load, but it was an hour each way, and I am quite sore from carrying the load from the backyard, to the van, then into my yard. I don’t know how you sawers do it regularly!

Here is a cross section of the tree that was 4’ above the ground. It’s just over 36” diameter.

Here are a few pics of the first piece I cut up. They are all about 8”x22”

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