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Forum topic by Barbara Gill posted 08-31-2011 10:52 PM 969 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Barbara Gill

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08-31-2011 10:52 PM

There is a very large Trumpet Vine on a Sweet Gum that fell during the hurricane. Has anyone turned this wood?

-- Barbara


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#1 posted 08-31-2011 11:30 PM

I just discovered another name for Trumpet Vine is Cow Itch. That explains why my skin started itching when I cut it with a chainsaw and then turned a bit. I think I will toss it.

-- Barbara

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 04:55 AM

Sweet gum can be attractive, but the grain interlocks and moves A LOT ! Very unpredictable wood to season and equally difficult to split for firewood ! Giving it to the uninitiated as firewood would be the best bet…maybe unkind , but you wouldn’t have to deal with it. I have a large wooded lot and I cut gums down before than can be a nuisance (seed balls, dirty stamens and dust, allergy producer etc) They tend to grow tall quickly and make competition for other more desirable species ! You probably can’t tell, but I do not like sweet gum !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 11:04 AM

Thanks. I guess my sentence structure was misleading. It was the Trumpet Vine I was wondering about.
You are right about the Sweet Gum.

-- Barbara

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 02:24 PM

I’d be interested in the TRrumpet Vine answer as well..
I’ve had a chunk “seasoning” for years.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 03:22 PM

Glen, the important answer is in my response to myself.

-- Barbara

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