Conflicting Information! Pacific Energy Super 27

mar13

Feeling the Heat
Nov 5, 2018
421
California redwood coast
I'll have to buy local hardwood, which seems to be readily available, if costly. I do have a few acres worth of WA Peppermint Tree (Agonis Flexuosa) on my property but I haven't been able to find out whether it's suitable to burn - I have a feeling it's not. It's a shame because I'd be quite happy processing my own wood. I'll investigate options for planting future trees for wood, but my property is almost all covered with regenerated native tree species.
I really like it when I can get my hands on the variety of eucalyptusv (mostly Tasmania Blue Gum) that grows around most of coastal California. It was, in part, brought here to provide fire wood. Here's an interesting article on California's love/hate relationship with it going back to the gold rush era.
 
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JV6

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Apr 14, 2021
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Albany, Western Australia
One thing to note is that people often say that the most desirable firewoods are the ones that are highest in BTU’s (or kilojoules or calorific value, I think, in your terms). That might not be the case in your situation where you aren’t looking for maximum heat for maximum duration.
The two species aren't related unfortunately, at least as far as I can tell. But I like your point about BTUs, my requirements probably mean that I have more choice when it comes to choosing what to burn.

Thanks very much for the link, and your advice. I'll now take some time to consider my purchase!!

Looking forward to having a nice fire during winter :)