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Mouldy birch for personal use: can I burn it? (Once it’s dried out in the hotly ancipated warmth of summer).

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Burns ok, just not as much heat or long lasting. Birch rapidly decays if stored uncovered

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Yes burn it, but get it in a log shed as soon as you can, it will be compost in a couple of years!

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Thank you to both above. It is as I feared, but there is at least some hope!

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Split and get the bark off . The bark retains the moisture  Under cover , off the ground , with plenty of air flow . It will be fine .

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The bark burns better than the wood I find and it tends to take itself off after the wood has been split. The thicker bark makes good kindling.

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3 minutes ago, peatff said:

The bark burns better than the wood I find and it tends to take itself off after the wood has been split. The thicker bark makes good kindling.

If you scratch up the inside of the more papery bark with a sharp knife, the shavings will catch from a spark off a flint and steel.

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