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Trees/Cutting down pine trees: what to do with the wood?


Jessica wrote at 2012-03-15 14:18:23
I know this is a very old post, but for those like me who came looking for answers recently (2012) I think our idea might help. My boyfriend and I cut down some pines of different diameter in our yard too. We used the very wide, stump like, pieces and set them standing up in the corners of our yard. It looks a little eclectic and quaint. Perhaps once the sap starts oozing I'll put some potted plants on them. The longer thinner ones we laid around the perimeter of the fence to keep some animals getting in and digging up the yard. Makes it look a little more natural, especially when all the vines we've planted takes over the fence. Hope this helped!

John W. wrote at 2013-05-16 16:13:06
You should not burn pine inside of a home were the smoke goes through a chimney. The pine contains higher quaintness of Creosote. Creosote is a biproduct of the tar inside pine and will accumulate very quickly inside your chimney. Also because pine burns faster and hotter than hardwoods (which have less creosote) it can cause a chimney fire.  


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