Is chinese elm firewood?

by Jim
(Muskego, WI)

We just cut down a lot if Chinese elm trees and was wondering if it is a good burning wood for our wood burners?


Answer



Jim,

Ulmus Parvifolia commonly known as Chinese or Lacebark Elm is an average firewood species. Similiar to American Elm, it is very difficult to split and takes a long time to season. However, once it is seasoned it is an average firewood species. Under optimal drying conditions, it will take at least a year to properly season.

I hope this helps!

-MG

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Dec 07, 2013
green works NEW
by: Francisco

There is a dead chinese elm awarded to me in the city park across the steet. in an effort to get rid of it i cut it up and burned it somewhat green. started the fire with the drydry 1" dia kindling in front of the 7" dia logs. Kept feeding kindling and the logs caught and burned hot and clean.

Mar 11, 2012
chinese elm
by: Anonymous

Chinese elm,properly seasoned is a wonderful firewood. It burns clean, and hot with very little ash, when paired with appropriate hard woods. I burn it with locust, oak, apricot, peach, and apple. I have noticed that elm, properly seasoned, has almost no smell. Elm is best burned when it turns almost "bone white" on the exterior.

Mar 11, 2012
chinese elm
by: Anonymous

Chinese elm,properly seasoned is a wonderful firewood. It burns clean, and hot with very little ash, when paired with appropriate hard woods. I burn it with locust, oak, apricot, peach, and apple. I have noticed that elm, properly seasoned, has almost no smell.

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