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    I have a friend who just bought some property with a bunch of Russian olive trees on it that he just wants to cut down and get rid of. I was trying to find if it is a good source of wood but haven't been able to find much. Can anyone give me an idea if this is good wood to use? Is it hardwood? The two things I have read that make me question it are that it lets off a cat urine smell sometimes and that gum can be harvested from it. But it does produce a fruit which makes me wonder if it is a fruit tree and therefore possibly a hard wood. Thoughts? Input? Advice?

    Thanks,
    Nate
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...two-21068.html

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    Re: Russian olive wood?????

    Slice a piece and see what the grain is like, it may be worth way more selling it to pen turners.
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      Re: Russian olive wood?????

      Originally posted by Pompeii Nate View Post
      I have a friend who just bought some property with a bunch of Russian olive trees on it that he just wants to cut down and get rid of. I was trying to find if it is a good source of wood but haven't been able to find much. Can anyone give me an idea if this is good wood to use? Is it hardwood? The two things I have read that make me question it are that it lets off a cat urine smell sometimes and that gum can be harvested from it. But it does produce a fruit which makes me wonder if it is a fruit tree and therefore possibly a hard wood. Thoughts? Input? Advice?

      Thanks,
      Nate
      http://www.arboristsite.com/firewood...ent/110906.htm

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        Re: Russian olive wood?????

        Thanks Al and Polo. It sounds (and smells ) like I don't want to burn it in a WFO or near any pizza or other food. It sure looks pretty though. Maybe I need to get it from him anyway and see if I can make some money off it.

        Thanks guys!

        Nate
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...two-21068.html

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