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Spana

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Burning Leylandii
« on: March 04, 2012, 17:53 »
What a wonderful wood burner burning wood Leylandii is. I'm really surprised.  There must be loads of it going to waste all over the country.

 Alright, we've had it stacked in the dry for 2years but what a heat it throws out. I thought it had a bad name for some reason, but its great. :happy:

Anyone else burning it :)


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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 18:03 »
We had some which spat a bit Spana when it was young, but yes, it does well on an open fire as well.

I kept some for a couple of years, and only recently we burned it, again, on an open fire!

Marvellous heat, and well worth the wait!

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 09:37 »
Yes, I have some too and it goes very well.  Mine was a huge tree growing directly in front of our kitchen window when we moved in  :nowink:

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 09:42 »
The man who cut my cherry tree down said that because it tends to spit a lot, people don't like to burn it - but in a closed wood burner that s not a problem, so when he took the cherry wood the took the pile of Leylandii as well  :D
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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 09:48 »
There's a lovely rhyme about which types of tree can be burned so if I'm not sure I google it.   :)

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 13:36 »
We do burn our leylandii when we chop the tops off, but our friend in the village said leylandii wood has a lot more sap in it than a lot of woods and creates more creosote in the chimney.

He said ash and oak and birch are better, but that's okay if you can afford to buy it!  ;)

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 18:08 »
There's a lovely rhyme about which types of tree can be burned so if I'm not sure I google it.   :)

This one CQ?

LOGS TO BURN

Logs to burn, logs to burn,
Logs to save the coal a turn
Here's a word to make you wise,
When you hear the woodman's cries.
Never heed his usual tale,
That he has good logs for sale,
But read these lines and really learn,
the proper kind of logs to burn.

OAK logs will warm you well,
If they're old and dry.
LARCH logs of pine wood smell,
But the sparks will fly.
BEECH logs for Christmas time,
YEW logs heat well.
SCOTCH logs it is a crime,
For anyone to sell.

BIRCH logs will burn too fast,
CHESTNUT scarce at all
HAWTHORN logs are good to last,
If you cut them in the fall
HOLLY logs will burn like wax
You should burn them green
ELM logs like smouldering flax
No flame to be seen

PEAR logs and APPLE logs,
they will scent your room.
CHERRY logs across the dogs,
Smell like flowers in bloom
But ASH logs, all smooth and grey,
burn them green or old;
Buy up all that come your way,
They're worth their weight in gold.

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 10:37 »
Leylandii takes up a lot of space when compared to the amount of calories in it. It is a fast growing tree; there is not a lot of wood in it's wood, it is all water and when dry is very light weight, it burns fast and gives up little heat.
If you are going to go to the effort of felling, chopping, splitting, stacking, drying and finally burning something then I'd choose a wood with more energy in it.

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 21:15 »
Be careful when burning conifer's. The resin can stick to the chimey lining and ignite next time a fire is lit.

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Re: Burning Leylandii
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2013, 09:26 »
Be careful when burning conifer's. The resin can stick to the chimey lining and ignite next time a fire is lit.

It can cause "honeycomb" which can build up in the flue - it's a real pest to clean out and as fatcat says, is a major fire hazard in the flue. I was warned off softwoods (pine particularly) by the chimney sweep but I suspect it depends how resinous the wood is.



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