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Anyone ever burn Chinese scholar tree?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by husky345 vermont resolute, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. husky345 vermont resolute

    husky345 vermont resolute Member

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    Anyone ever burn Chinese scholar tree? Lots in my city

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  2. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    Never heard of it. Does it have another name? Do you have any pictures of one? OOPs! it may be good wood! I just found this:

    Used to make the strong, springy curved "enju wood" handle used on the traditional Japanese woodworking adze, called the chouna
  3. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    Also called Japanese Pagoda Tree, Sophora japonica. Never burned it, but it's in the pea family and others in that family (e.g. locusts) make good burning.
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  4. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    If it's related to locust, I'd definately be trying it out, and if it turns out to impress me, I'd be getting all I could!
  5. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    I wouldn't say anything with "pea pods" is great firewood
    Mimosa has pods and isn't much more than poplar.
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  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    very true indeed. Thats why we need a test of this chinese scholar wood.......
  7. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    That's one way to take care of that communist country. Little savage in your means though...
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  8. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    From the gist of the web searches
    It appears to be hard and and possibly smelly and rough on chains so me thinks it is a "good wood"
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  9. ScotO

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    That's what I'm thinking.....if they use of over in Asia to make adze handles, I'd be guessing its a pretty strong and dense wood.
  10. Woodentop

    Woodentop New Member

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    We have a Sophora japonica about 20 metres high which we have just lopped to reduce risk of damage to house should it fall. Lots of its under branches are dead, and I have started burning them - great! They burn with a good flame and throw out heat well (forget breaking long pieces by hand tho - too strong!).The wood is extremely dense, and a small log of fresh wood has burned slowly and thoroughly. The large branch that we took off is nearly a foot across at the base, so we have lots of potential wood for this winter.
  11. Sinngetreu

    Sinngetreu Feeling the Heat

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    You should definitely send me some and I will go though the trouble of trying it out for you! ==c

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