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Posted By CarbonNeutral,
Dec 18, 2009 at 3:08 PM
Hedge and locust, both of which are very common here.
Douglas Fir (tight grain older stuff) and, of course, Madrone.
Cotton and Sweetgum.
I'm with ya on this one....
For me, it would definitely be WHITE OAK and HICKORY!
Hands down, the two best woods I've ever burned.
As everyone runs for the different species of oak, I'll hang back for the left over locust and mulberry, thank you very much.
Oak and Birch. Oak heats great and I love the sound of throwing a birch log on.
sugar maple & red or white oak
Cherry and Black Locust for me, they both season quick, burn nice and the cherry smells great.
Eucalyptus and Oak
I just bought the last of my pine inside - have a found a pile of what may be ash, so..
Oak and Locust
Locust and hickory
Me 2. I love locust and have loads of it and cherry is great and very abundant. I also love the smell of the cherry burning ... not so much with the locust. Seems lately I've had mostly Oak and maple as that was left over from logging.
I see a lot of pine burners. I guess you gotta burn what ya can get but I don't think I've ever burned a single chunk of pine (Other than the occasional piece of scrap lumber from some project). Do you guys have trouble with creosote from the pine?
Red Oak and Yellow Birch, both burn long and hot, split easily with my splitter
i agree .....
Just like any other wood, only if burnning it when its unseasoned. when its seasoned it burns just as clean as any other wood.
I am on my 5th house now.
hope you were able to reuse the foundation and improved the layout every time.
That was the problem - he burned the old studs and set fire to the new house. Rinse, repeat.
Yes. I find it much easier to get creosote from hardwoods.
I'm going with pine and oak. Pine burns fast, oak slow, so I can be flexible, and both smell nice when you are cutting and splitting. Specifically I want Lodgepole Pine and Red Oak. I have never actually processed a Lodgepole Pine but they seem to have few branches, so I think they'd be easy to work with. It'll have to be shipped in, but I think there should be some beetle-killed Lodgepole Pine out there somewhere. The Red Oak I can get locally.
If I have to pay for this, I'll continue to take whatever the neighbors stack by the road for the chippers.
With my limited experience burning different known species I like Locust and Maple, however I look forward to meeting some Ash for next year which I will find.
Can't believe I'm the only one that brought up ironwood in 4 pages..........
white birch and hickory