Pine – use it but don’t plant it

NZ Lifestyle Block - - The Good Life -

The best thing about pine is its avail­abil­ity. As with most conifers, its prop­er­ties as fire­wood are only medi­ocre. It re­quires two sea­sons to dry prop­erly, is short burn­ing, and out­puts only a medium heat. It is the resin in pine that burns so the older the tree, the bet­ter the fire­wood, but the same resins will also clog the chim­ney and cause chim­ney fires.

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