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    Anybody had experience in burning willow in an open fire as I've got the chance of six willow trees for firewood.

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    It burns well but it spits a lot, especially if burnt green

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    I coppiced a whole load a couple of years ago, poles about 5" diameter. After leaving to dry for a year I cut it all into logs for the fire and was very pleased with it - burnt very cleanly, leaving little ash.

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    Thanks for replies, chainsaw will be out tomorrow

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    +1 for that season well or have burnt carpets

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    Quote Originally Posted by roedeerred View Post
    +1 for that season well or have burnt carpets
    It's for next winter so should have my stove in by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stingercargill View Post
    It's for next winter so should have my stove in by then.
    works well in mine

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    If you want to burn it cleanly in six months time you will need to get it cut, split and stored out of the weather but well ventilated pdq to get the water content down. It will dry a lot faster cut to size and split to increase the surface area.


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    Just cut 2 down myself & in the process of logging & splitting for storage & drying, it's very wet at the moment

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    If it's free its probably worth it. The trouble is it takes the same length of time and effort to cut, split and stack any wood but willow probably burns 6 times faster than say, oak.
    Just my thoughts and experience.
    Flogging will continue until morale improves

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