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Chinese Chestnut

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bboulier, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Two questions.

    1. How would you rate Chinese chestnut for firewood? I may be able to work out a deal with a neighbor who is planning to cut down a couple of trees.

    2. How many of you have an adverse reaction to Chinese chestnut trees in bloom? My wife and son and most people seem to find them almost without odor and mildly pleasant when sniffed up close. On the other hand, I can smell them from three blocks away and they remind me of badly rotting meat. The wife of a neighbor across the street (not the one with the chestnut trees) has the same reaction. I am eager to see these trees go.

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  2. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Never burned any to rate as firewood I would guess probably middle of the road for btu output. Rotting meat is an accurate description of flower odor.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Usually you can figure anything that grows nuts (careful there!) will be a good burning firewood. Same goes for other fruits. Apple, pear, etc. They are all good for burning but sometimes a pain to cut and stack.
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