Q&A OK to burn some hemlock with the hardwood?

QandA Posted By QandA, Nov 24, 2007 at 4:37 AM

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    I have a new non-catalytic Jotul stove and a terra cotta tile-lined flu. I'll be taking down several medium-sized hemlocks over the next few years. If I allow the hemlock to season under loose cover for 8 months or so, is it okay to burn it in moderation? I'd primarily be burning seasoned hardwood. Most of the tree cutters I've spoken to have warned me against using it, but if I burn it hot, mixed with hardwood, and monitor the flu, shouldn't it be okay? Thanks in advance.



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    Kevin,

    I've not heard of problems using hemlock. I've traveled the country and have talked with folks from every region. There are folks who use nothing but pine which "everyone" says not to burn. Bunk! Stoves made today can burn virtually every type of wood (except salt water driftwood & treated construction scraps).

    Mix in your hemlock and it should be fine. Good luck.
     
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