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14 years 7 months ago #286188 by The Kats Place
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I did think of pallets but are they made of treated wood? I think they are not good for your fire box or the environment? but am happy to be corrected on this

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14 years 7 months ago #286211 by sod
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No not normally treated as they are only used for one trip its mainly box grade (the lowest we used to make thousands of them for a firm

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14 years 7 months ago #286245 by LongRidge
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Like Sue, I've found that the easiest and best kindling is gum bark. With some gums the bark comes off in great sheets. This needs to be stored for a year from green, and needs splitting with an awe/tomahawk. The smooth bark that comes off in long strips is good, but might need cutting to length. Manuka/kanuka bark is really good, kaihikatea, pine and willow bark are good, but need to be dried for a year.

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14 years 7 months ago #286289 by Hasbeen
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powerguy;267939 wrote: Cabbage tree leaves

I never use kindling (too old to chop it) I tie cabbage tree leaves into wee wreaths.
I always pick them up while out walking as well as using my own.
I think they are the best firelighters.
I also pick up all the little twigs that the silver birch drops & store them for winter.
When we cut a tree I don't allow them to burn or dump the small branches.
I sit with the loppers & cut to fire length.
I fill old wool packs with them.
All good exercise :D

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14 years 7 months ago #286332 by diggs
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THE PINE BRANCHES

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14 years 7 months ago #286335 by Furball
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Dried flax flowering stalks (the whole stalk, stored dry)

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14 years 6 months ago #286742 by Murray
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I've got gum trees down my drive and the little branches that fall off make excellent kindling, even if they've only been down a couple of weeks. Pine cones are also excellent.

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14 years 6 months ago #286769 by sod
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Diggs thats true when ever we burn pine the brances/needles go like crazy:)

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14 years 6 months ago #286788 by NZ Appaloosas
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Does NZ have pitch pine trees, like we did in Florida?

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14 years 6 months ago #286790 by moggy
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Mainly pine cones, but we also have stacks of exceptionally dry twigs along the shelter belt as well. Tbh our problem is getting rid of stuff to burn, we have too much

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14 years 6 months ago #286908 by Seaside
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If you have kids, collecting pine cones is a good way for them to earn pocket money.

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