What's the book on Willow?

Jeb1heat Posted By Jeb1heat, Sep 7, 2009 at 2:13 AM

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  1. Jeb1heat

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    Had a friend drop off a load of willow from a tree that he cut down in his yard. It was downed almost two months ago and has some nice check marks/cracks and looks to be seasoning well. I have not burned willow. Is it a good wood to burn?
     
  2. smokinj

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    yep it season real fast low btu and alot of ash use it when its not bitter cold out
     
  3. Duetech

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    Here is a link for some woods, http://chimneysweeponline.com/howood.htm Willow is all that is listed for the species so there may well be a difference between weeping and black and whatever other willows there are as there is usually a difference between types in a given species. Be sure to cut and split it or it will hang on to the water for a while. Once split it dries well.
     
  4. webby3650

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    I can't remember where I read it, if I remember right, half of it's weight is water when it is green. I would still take it if it was delivered and stacked and placed in my stove! lol
     
  5. burntime

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    Gopher wood. Put a piece on and go for another :lol:
     
  6. Duetech

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    Here's another cute one "A row beck wood". Put in a row and it beckons you to put in another.
     
  7. Jeb1heat

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    Message received guys, thanks. I'll mix it in with the oak before the real winter hits.
     
  8. savageactor7

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    We've burned a lot of willow, tons, ...it burns hot and fast. A good wood to cook with and to throw in a morning fire on a cold day. It'll warm a cold house up very quickly. You want to keep willow separate from your other wood cause there are times when you absolutely want willow...but 99% of the time you won't.

    It's not the kind of wood you'll go out of your way for. But if it's delivered to you or in the back yard you can make it serve your needs.
     
  9. lexybird

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    burns up like cardboard and smells like pi$$ when burnt
     
  10. billb3

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    I had a willow that found my cesspool from 80 feet away.
    The stump oozed grey cesspool stink for the whole Summer.
     
  11. smokinj

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    lol its bad enough to splitt without that!
     
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