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cypress macrocarpa drying time

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I don't know if anyone can help but I am trying to find out how fast cypress macrocarpa dries and losing it resin, I know it depends on  a lot of factors but I am guess looking for a rough idea.

 

I am mostly looking to find out is it a large drop in the first few month and then it slows

 

Anthony  

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It will not lose it's resin, it will dry ....it will lose it's water the same  as any other wood ,  if fresh cut this time of the year  then the next few months, especially May and June will probably see rapid moisture loss  , however it does not move very much whilst drying ....are you milling it ?

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Personally, I leave Cypressus and similar conifer wood out in the open for one winter, the rain leaches the resin out of the wood and I suppose microorganisms feast on it too. If taken straight inside the resin never really goes away. I was gifted a pile of large rings which had been stored off the ground but otherwise open for three years; that was really supreme stove fuel but had just started in very localised way to rot very slightly by that point and any more time, another winter would have ruined it.

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47 minutes ago, richardwale said:

So good firewood? I've a load on the pile and was told it was good. I'll log it and see.

Not for an open fire and only if you have the space and time to store it.

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Makes a lot of " floaty " ash .  open the door gently !

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