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Pine Seasoning

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mlasko, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. mlasko

    mlasko New Member

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    Does pine season faster than other woods? Came into a whole bunch of the stuff and was just wondering. It was all cut this summer and has been laying there. Not split yet though. Live trees as well.

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  2. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    I think I recall reading somewhere that split and stacked, pine can season in 6 to 8 months. I'd have to search the forums, though, to be sure.
  3. TreePapa

    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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    Part of that certainly depends on the variety of pine. In the last couple years, I've picked up several small loads of pine (pine bark beetle is killing lots of pine in this area). Some of it, okay, most of it is quite light and seasons (and burns) fairly quickly. Some of it, though, is much heavier, takes longer to season, and burns longer and hotter. And some is very "pitchy" almost like fatwood (have gotten much of that, thankfully - it smokes alot).

    I ain't a botantist or an arborist, 'tho, so I can't tell you which is which.

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  4. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Pine needs about 4 months in the woodshed.
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