While I'm all for a little verbing, now and again, I feel we lose quite a bit when we kill the noun in the process.
According to "my" tax dollars at work, The two patches I intend to grow out and pollard, each have a different soil type.
The "OTHELLO' soil is wetter and perhaps more acid. This patch will receive more direct light particularly in the morning. I do have more standing dead hard wood here. The most of the large locusts are vine covered topped poles, which could just be a matter of the vines winning, or being a pioneer tree they reached their "climax" for the soil. The other smaller 6-8" standing dead are a mixed bag of locust, oak, maple and sweetgum. They may have been weakened by a change of drainage increasing the standing water, some have drunken machete marks, and I fear a little round-up may have been spread around. This neighbor is a self avowed tree hater, because trees have leaves that get on his lawn, and harbor squirrels. Both of these patches are the results of neighbors cleaning up "their" view across "their" road.
The "MATTAPEX" patch is on the northern east corner and will get less sun, at least until I clear the southern side of this hedge of brambles and whatever they ate . The soil here is noticeably better and has more of a variety of trees including some I have not identified yet. The neighbor is a tidy gardener so I will get points for a "tidy" planting perhaps with wild flowers along the edge.
I only briefly surveyed the numbers describing fire wood production. I am trying to provide enough wood to heat my home with approximately 1600 sqft of designated land. I was figuring 3" max for the harvested wood, and not splitting. The way things are going the I will be harvesting existing wood for a number of years before I can install a wood stove any way. I want to be able to harvest wood with out felling trees. I also grew up splitting locust for the family "in the snow uphill both ways". I'd like to keep my splitting down to "for recreational uses only ". I will look for different analysis's of wood production. Thanks, Woody