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BTU rating of russian olive

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by stihltheone, Nov 23, 2009.

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  1. stihltheone

    stihltheone New Member

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    Does anyone know what the btu rating of russian olive is, I burn tons and it makes more heat than anything else that we have so I am curious about the btus. Thanks

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It might be interesting if someone else also burns that stuff and has a good supply of different types of wood to compare with. But, as long as it burns and it sounds like it beats cottonwood and pine.
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    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    The Russian Olive I have seems very dense, but I haven't burned much yet.
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    YOu are actually doing an admirable thing cutting down and burning Russian Olive, it is a non-native and it is on the Invasive Species lists and it's sale/use is banned, or proposed to be banned, in many states. Another potentially invasive plant with probably similar BTUs/burn value is it's cousin: Autumn Olive.

    Here is a link for more 411.
    http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/nativegardening/avoid.shtml
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