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sunnybankvines



Joined: 30 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 13 5:49 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

old seasoned vine prunings make great kindling and burn really hot ! best seasoned for two years though..

john of wessex



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 13 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine has to be FREE!!


onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 13 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My fave is wood that I'm paid to dispose of

ninat



Joined: 01 Feb 2009
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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 13 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our woods are mainly silver birch- it's great in the logburner where you can control the air intake.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 13 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Depends what you want to do with it and what you can get. For a quick burn up, seasoned birch or willow are good, but both are inclined to rot soon after seasoning so are a bit of a pain. Ash is the best general purpose wood and will burn green as well as seasoned. Beech is another good all rounder but has to be well seasoned. Oak will burn a long time.

My favourite would be ash and beech, but we also sometimes burn hazel, or any other hardwood going, as we get the stuff we can't sell.

Like Bulworthy, we make charcoal, but that is usually slightly undersized firewood, often hazel from restoring seriously overstood coppice, a bit of thin ash from same source, and the bit that are just too wiggly to go through the firewood processer.

woodi



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Birch, mainly because it gives quick heat, but I do like a bit of ash when I can get it. Birch seems to get a bad press, but its an excellent firewood if you have access to lots of it. (And you do need a lot).

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