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Dogwood
« on: August 15, 2021, 05:48:58 PM »
Is dogwood considered hardwood and good firewood?  Also would dogwood be good for cooking and smoking?

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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 06:11:15 PM »
Itís hard and itís dense so it will be a good heat producer. Donít know about smoking or flavor. Makes good tool handles and mallets and such. Never seen a trunk bigger than 4 or 5 inches since itís an understory tree.

Itís the Virginia state tree by the way. I used to have a lot of them, but been losing them to a blight. Still plenty around in general.

Iím sure someone else will know about the smoker aspect.
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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2021, 06:21:11 PM »
I've been using some for file handles and wooden thread projects, I think it's a very pretty wood.

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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2021, 06:47:00 PM »
Mortimer as in Wilson Creek, Archie Coffey and that neighborhood?
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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2021, 06:51:47 PM »
  Old timers used to use it for wedges/gluts. I think my dad said they nearly wiped them out in central Fla when he was a kid using them for sewing thread spools.
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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 07:29:24 PM »
Mortimer as in Wilson Creek, Archie Coffey and that neighborhood?


Yes, sounds like you been through here before?  I bet I been through your area many times too.  We spend a lot of time in Mt Rogers area and the Jefferson NF?

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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2021, 07:39:11 PM »
We have a lot of Dogwoods here, it is our state tree as well.  The power company does not cut them because they are the sate tree.  This dogwood got knocked down when a red oak fell on it.  You are right, they don't get very big but have pretty white flowers on them.  I think some have pink flowers?  This Dogwood was about 8 inches thick.

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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2021, 07:47:01 PM »
This is a tag from Westmoreland State Park in Virginia

 
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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2021, 08:06:51 PM »
Both white and pink are Cornus Florida, the pinks are different varieties, like rubra, rosea, etc.

I know your creeks pretty well, watersliding down Harper Creek falls during my misspent youth comes to mind :D. I don't think I've been there in 25 years or more now. I'm just outside the New River end of Jefferson, the other end of the county from Mt Rogers but I'm over that way pretty often.
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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2021, 12:22:43 PM »
I save all the dogwood I can for firewood. Burns hot and long. I never thought about smoking with it and would be interested to know if anyone does?

I spend a lot of time on the other side of Jefferson from you Don. Jefferson address but closer to Glendale Springs. Brian
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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2021, 05:12:40 PM »
I suppose you could use dogwood to replace a Locust fence post? 

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Re: Dogwood
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2021, 05:51:53 PM »
   Density may be similar but durability would not.
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