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« on: September 16, 2017, 11:59:24 AM »

anyone ever burnt seasoned willow?
have been offered a mix of oak, chestnut and willow at 37 per stere, 3 years old been covered.

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 02:19:03 PM »

Yes, I burn mainly willow and it burns as well as any other hardwood as long as it is well seasoned <20%. I also burn oak, hazel, ash and birch. Obviously, oak burns for longer because it is more dense, but weight for weight it is all pretty similar.

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 04:26:16 PM »

Willow is fine but light so quick burning. Drys nice and quickly. Oak is slooooow drying but burns nice and hot. Chestnut is a pain in the bum as it's slow drying but then its quite light (for hardwood) burns with little flame and does not give of much heat, definitely the dodgy wood of the three.

If buying in the UK would expect to pay around 45-50 a tonne delivered for roundwood. By comparison ash, beech, birch would cost between 55-60 a tonne delivered.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 10:31:00 AM »

thanks for replies, we live next to a chestnut infested forest, in fact they are now ready and this afternoon we are going for a forage, we seem to get loads every year and then do little with them.

chestnut wood can be a pain, oak is plentiful here but this year about 60 per stere on average, are they allowed to sell would by the ton in the uk? not allowed here as they would sell you wet stuff to get price up!
good news to hear that willow is good, plan is then to get 2 stere and try it with an option to buy another 8.
we have pre ordered some accacia wood, which they recon is the best?
we acquired about 10 stere of poplar for free, but only a year ago, so another year or two to be ready.
we still have wood left from last year, but i like to hoard, just in case we do get a bad winter.

we have found on self collecting that getting in 2m or 1m lengths is best, the stove can cope with 600mm so one cut sorts it out.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 11:04:35 PM »

are they allowed to sell would by the ton in the uk? not allowed here as they would sell you wet stuff to get price up!


Yes most of what we buy in for our logs business is by the tonne and most is fresh cut so heavy. Occasionally you get sellers that sell buy the m3 which is an estimate of solid wood in a stack but plenty of variables so I prefer by the tonne.
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