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Asian bush honeysuckle

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by brian89gp, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Does anybody know if asian bush honeysuckle makes decent firewood? I know it is extremely tough stuff and is pretty hard to cut by hand. The larger stuff gets to 4-6" diameter and 20ft tall

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Never heard of it.
    If it's free & easy to get:
    It's wood.
    It's BTUs.
    When seasoned & dry; it'll burn & produce heat ;)

    Try it :)
  3. k9brain

    k9brain Member

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    Looks like you need to take one for the team and tell us how it burns.
  4. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    Did you just make that up?
  5. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Make what part up?
  6. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Burned some today in the outside pit, it burns better then the silver maple of the same diameter but not as good as the honey locust that I have (as far as heat and longetivity). It was a bunch of 2" diameter stuff, counted about 10 rings per inch.

    Only reason I ask is that there is a huge amount around here and I will be clearing some of it out this winter. They are usually limbless for the 2+" diameter section and it would be trivial to cut once or twice more and collect it to burn.
  7. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    That stuff is so invasive, I hope it is good firewood. If you keep cutting it, maybe it will die!

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