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Old 12-03-2013, 01:20 AM
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Maybe if you had the internet you could have done your own search....?

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Old 12-03-2013, 04:24 AM
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Thank for hour Nice comment. Of course i did but I need a full container load
Thats why I posted this one
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Hi All, Great Thread!

So like a few others, I'm in southern California (Orange County) where hardwoods aren't exactly plentiful and definitely aren't cheap (if only we could burn palm trees!).

My question to you all is what you think about when a firewood guy offers "Mixed hardwoods". Is that good enough for you or do you keep it to a single species?

Most of my local suppliers offer a mix of something Elm, Sycamore, Apricot, Eucalyptus, Maple, Red Oak, and Ash.

I know Eucalyptus is a scratch but I was curious just in general what you thought about the idea of these mixed bundles. I know it's adding a lot of extra variables but it would be quite a bit cheaper and easier than continuing to try and hunt down Oak.

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:56 PM
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Will palm trees burn? You better believe it. I live in the sub tropics and every garden it seems has palm trees..... And the dreaded palm fronds. That drop off and have to be disposed off.
Palm fronds contain oil so palm frond burn well really well. I get a fire going with hardwood and the domes good and warm fold them into 1/3 rd and push them in. Even 1/2 dry they will burn . But not more than 1 or 2 at once otherwise the flames will be licking out the door and the heat wasted.
You have to do a bit of work as they burn away quickly but it supplements my hardwood stocks and clears the yard of fronds.
Its my local renewable resource.....
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:16 AM
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G'day
Will palm trees burn? You better believe it. I live in the sub tropics and every garden it seems has palm trees..... And the dreaded palm fronds. That drop off and have to be disposed off.
Palm fronds contain oil so palm frond burn well really well. I get a fire going with hardwood and the domes good and warm fold them into 1/3 rd and push them in. Even 1/2 dry they will burn . But not more than 1 or 2 at once otherwise the flames will be licking out the door and the heat wasted.
You have to do a bit of work as they burn away quickly but it supplements my hardwood stocks and clears the yard of fronds.
Its my local renewable resource.....
Regards dave

Out of curiosity, could you roll the palm fronds? I do that with magazines and newspaper (what doesn't end up in the cat box, of course) and they burn very well.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:15 PM
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They do tend to make lots of ash though. The best wood is free wood; I love getting wood. Hardwood is preferable to softwood. I've never paid for a stick of wood and on principle prefer to find my own. It is surprising how much there is around. Cutting larger logs into thin slices makes them easier to split and dry faster.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:05 PM
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They do tend to make lots of ash though. The best wood is free wood; I love getting wood. Hardwood is preferable to softwood. I've never paid for a stick of wood and on principle prefer to find my own. It is surprising how much there is around. Cutting larger logs into thin slices makes them easier to split and dry faster.
Yeah, you wouldn't believe how much wood people throw away.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:46 AM
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I haven't seen anyone talk about burning hedge. I know it burns hotter than a lot of wood. Anyone have any thoughts or info
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Hi All, Great Thread!

I know Eucalyptus is a scratch but I was curious just in general what you thought about the idea of these mixed bundles. I know it's adding a lot of extra variables but it would be quite a bit cheaper and easier than continuing to try and hunt down Oak.

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Eucalyptus is a scratch. What do you mean?
What do you reckon most people in Oz use? Are you saying you don't use it?

Edit: a bit of research suggests the eucalypts in California are e. globulus - Tasmanian Blue Gum.
In its analysis of potential woodlot species, the relevant government department in South Australia rates them as fair for splitting properties, fair for ease of ignition and good for coaling. So, in all, a reasonable species for firewood plantations, though it does require more rain than some others.
Additionally, it coppices well. i.e. you can cut down most of the tree for firewood and it will grow back so you can do it all again next year.

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Old 06-10-2014, 04:51 PM
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I haven't seen anyone talk about burning hedge. I know it burns hotter than a lot of wood. Anyone have any thoughts or info
I've been thinking about that myself, the crp sure does grow fast down here. But, the term "hedge" may mean different species in different areas .
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