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Get yourself some IBC cages Andrew.  Oh you can't; we're in the South!!!

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When dealing with Leylandii, either use gloves, or leave it for a long time before touching it. ( And wear gloves. It's filthy stuff ). Best when really well seasoned. 

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Yep sap is messy but it dries well and is dense for softwood, definitely good to get stove going and get it hot.

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20 hours ago, Paul in the woods said:

Looks like some type of conifer, leylandii perhaps?

 

It might be a bit tricky to collect looking at the slope in the pic.

never mind that shabby fencing effort too 😐 K

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On 04/08/2020 at 16:11, Alun said:

Thanks for the replys, thought leyland was no good for log burners but looks like i was wrong 😬

Will pick some up and try it next winter 👍

All wood is good wood,  as long as its DRY.  But never ever burn crerosoted wood.

 

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I have to agree that dry wood is good wood but the sticky sap is a royal pain, gets on all the tools and gloves and on your hands when putting it on the fire.  No that it stops me burning it (about half my log pile is this) but given a choice I'd avoid it due to the sap.

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I have to agree that dry wood is good wood but the sticky sap is a royal pain, gets on all the tools and gloves and on your hands when putting it on the fire.  No that it stops me burning it (about half my log pile is this) but given a choice I'd avoid it due to the sap.
Leave it in the pile another year or two, the sap goes hard eventually.
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2 minutes ago, Dan Maynard said:
1 hour ago, Rob_the_Sparky said:
 

Leave it in the pile another year or two, the sap goes hard eventually.

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On 11/08/2020 at 16:01, Dan Maynard said:
On 11/08/2020 at 14:53, Rob_the_Sparky said:
I have to agree that dry wood is good wood but the sticky sap is a royal pain, gets on all the tools and gloves and on your hands when putting it on the fire.  No that it stops me burning it (about half my log pile is this) but given a choice I'd avoid it due to the sap.

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Leave it in the pile another year or two, the sap goes hard eventually.

 

I have some leylandii - some that’s been in the stacks from last summer and some which I got in March.

 

There was little to no sap at all when I was working with it, does the amount of sap depend on when it was cut or could I have a different species altogether?

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