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  1. kd460

    kd460 Feeling the Heat

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    Have an opportunity to get two full cord of willow, all cut up, just needs to be seasoned. While I have never burned willow, I have heard that it burns nasty. Just wanted to hear opinions. It is my favorite price... Free. Thanks, Kevin

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  2. HarryBack

    HarryBack New Member

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    swampwood...wet...hard to season...
  3. Hokerer

    Hokerer Member

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    And "next season" may not be correct with willow. That stuff has so much water in it it could be "season after next". We lost a willow to Isabel and when I burned some of it 8 month later (not in the stove), literally streams of water were running out the ends of the logs. Also, once it is compeltely seasoned, it's very light so you're probably not gonna get a lot of burn time out of it. But what the heck, free is free.
  4. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    If you can get it for free, that is about what it is worth. Cut down a willow several years ago...never really noticed it being hard to season, but the tree was half dead before i cut it. Actually it's pretty good wood for early fall / late spring burns when you just want to take the chill off, and not have a huge bed of coals for hours.

    Corey
  5. kd460

    kd460 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks for the replies, I think I'm gonna pass. Turns out that yes it is cut up, but needs to be hauled a fair distance by hand. So, energy can be best spent on other wood. Thanks again for the info. Kevin
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