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  • Been gettin pretty cold in Southern Indiana lately & going through alot of wood in the wood burner ,mostly Red Oak & Ash. What's

    Been gettin pretty cold in Southern Indiana lately & going through alot of wood in the wood burner ,mostly Red Oak & Ash. What's your favorite wood for your woodburner?

  • #2
    Whatever splits easy and burns long and hot. Red oak and ash fit that description. Wild cherry and walnut are also good in my area.

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    • #3
      Will cut a locust before any tree. Tough on the saw and tough to split but burns very hot.

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      • #4
        In my are in SE Nebraska we have a lot of wild malberry trees wich burn pretty good, so thats what we use

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        • #5
          Bear Mountain Premium Pellets.

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          • #6
            Never cut down one of those pellet trees,how do they burn?

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            • #7
              The way my wood shed is draining down, I'm starting to think the Geico woodchucks are carrying it off. Eastern WV has been colder than Hillary's heart this season!! I prefer red oak and locust but this time of year I don't turn much of anything down! Stay warm, my friends!

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              • #8
                For the 2or3 weeks of cold weather in Fl.we use swamp oak,orange wood burns good and smell grate.

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                • #9
                  Oak when I can get it. Fire wood is getting pricey but the savings are still worth it. I think over the next few years ash is going to be easy to find due to emerald ash borers being found now. That's another import we could have done without.

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                  • #10
                    I actually prefer good, seasoned red oak. Can't get it where I am now. Well, I suppose I could, but I can't afford it! LOL!!
                    I have to burn what I can get. The only thing available to me is either blackjack, pecan or mesquite. Blackjack is knotty and hard to split, folks get a bit testy when it comes to cutting their pecan trees for firewood. That leaves mesquite. Superb firewood, especially when seasoned. Burns hot. Throw a green log on and it will last almost all night. Biggest problem is finding mesquite big enough to mess with. It's really gotta be some "old growth" to do a lot of good.

                    Bubba

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                    • #11
                      Mostly water oak, laurel oak and red oak. I recently cut a bunch of wild cherry, but it is bad to pop embers out of the fireplace and using the fireplace screen really cuts down the heat thrown out. I like hickory when I can get it, both shagbark and mockernut. After a hurricane, I can usually wear out my chain saw on pecan trees blown over in people's orchards. I'll use poplar in a pinch---easy to split but it burns too fast and doesn't leave much in the way of coals.

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                      • #12
                        I like free wood. It burns the best and is very economical to burn. For a smell I likeRed oak with some cinnimon stick added. Free wood keeps you warmer too.

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                        • #13
                          preseasoned ONLY oak or mesquite

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                          • #14
                            Forgot to mention that it was so hot and dry this summer and fall that the oak I cut last February got so dry that it's burning up too fast. I'm going through my supply like Sherman went through Georgia. It still keeps the electrical bill down.

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                            • #15
                              Douglas Fir for starting a hot fire, but for longer burns I prefer maple and alder. Free always seems to burn best! Locust is too mard to split. I don't smell any of it since it goes up the chimney!

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