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Anyone Burn Photinia Firewood?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Oregon Bigfoot, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Oregon Bigfoot

    Oregon Bigfoot Feeling the Heat

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    I have an overgrown photinia tree on my property, and I think I will just cut it down. It's more nuisance than anything. Some of the lower limbs are 4-6" and the trunk is 8" give or take, and the tree is about 30 feet tall, most of which is small branches and massive amounts of evergreen leaves. It has massive amounts of flowers and bees in the growing season, and I'm just tired of it. I'm tired of trimming it every year away from brushing up against the house.

    Has anyone burned this wood? I'm wondering if I should put the firewood "free" on Craigslist for someone to "scrounge", kind of like "good karma", or if I should keep the wood and season for a couple years for the wood stove. There will not be that much wood from it. I'm guessing no more than 1/10 cord of burnable wood.

    Oregon Bigfoot

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  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I have never burned photina, but I would keep the wood. All of the shrubs and small trees I have burned are at least mid-range in density and burn just fine.

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