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Old 06-10-2014, 06:23 PM
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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 .
Hedge usually refers to the use, not a particular plant. Here in the Southern US boxwood is the perennial hedge plant. But that's probably not true elsewhere.

Actually, if you just mean the bushy stuff found in hedges, we'd call that 'scrub'. And yes, it burns really well - and really fast. It's basically burning branches with a lot of smaller branches.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Choosing and finding wood

When I was in Boy Scouts, for firewood to take on camporees, we used to get tons of oak scraps from a local Broyhill chair factory. So when I started looking for wood sources for my oven, I first thought of looking for an "industrial" source for my hardwood. Sources I considered:
  1. Sawmills, for the slabs they cut off logs to make them square
  2. Pallet makers, they often have there own sawmills, or at least have tons of scrap wood
  3. Pallet remanufactures, they take old pallets, and rework them to make they good as new, they have tons of scrap hardwood
I found and now use hickory scraps from a tool handle factory in our town. The wood is clean, kiln dried, and has no chemicals on it. Best part is that it is $8/pallet.
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