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Thanks, If you're in MS, you have a rain and humidity issue too. The wood I got was from trees that I was told had been cut down over a year ago, but the seller did not split it until I requested it. YEA, I was able to request very small splits, but BOO, it is still too wet. A couple of weeks ago, kindling from the splits would not even burn. Today, that was dry enough but the larger pieces-1-2" diameter just won't catch well enough to keep burning. Got a fire going for about an hour but could use only kindling sized pieces and shavings. I'm going to have to go on a hunt for dryer-REALLY seasoned wood until this dries. Just wondering if it's realistic to try to season wood outdoors, in a climate that averages 70%-99.9% humidity.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:45 AM
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The wood will season probably better outside than in, if split and even better if de-barked. It needs to be stacked to get the optimal air flow to dry it and prevent mold and mildew and insect infestation. Properly seasoned wood takes about a year. Green wood is for future use.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:30 AM
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Gudday
I live in Sub Tropical Brisbane Australia the humitity is a problem it takes time to season wood and I have got to the point were I have to much wood waiting to dry and have to refuse any more till this lots dry and burn't.
Never thought I would refuse free wood but I just have too much wet wood.
Did refuse some dry seasoned wood a little while ago ...it was the flooring from an old horse float .... could you just imagine the smell when that was burn't... it would certainly keep the mozzies away

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So what is Aussie Pine?
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:16 AM
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Here's what I found that some Floridians think about them.
Invasive species.
Austrailian Pine

If they are a cheap (free) source of WFO fuel, the FB forum might be able to help .
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Man I wish I had so many "weed" casuarinas that needed thining, Id never be short of fierce burning firewood for the oven.
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Mulga is far too expensive and decorative to burn, it brings big bucks from woodworkers.
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