A simple wordless post draws so many findings.
This weekend the neighbor and his crew cut up the middle tree. The wood pile on the ground has grown.
I like all that chopped up wood. I have huge piles of the stuff.
There is a lot of firewood. I don’t think that willow makes the best fuel, but it does work. Or so I am told.
I’ve always admired willow trees, but have never had any of my own. But how about Box Elder trees ?? I probably spelled that wrong !! Those must be as bad as the Willows ! They have bugs and the wood isn’t good to burn. When we moved here 50yrs ago, the trees were not here, but they are now….where did they come from??
Box elder trees and the bugs are a bother. Of that there is no doubt.
Chuck, I always thought Weeping Willows were pretty trees but they are horrible for attracting bugs in the summer. A few years back we had several pine trees, various sizes removed from our property. Somewhere quite big and if they fell on the house it would horrible news. It always concerned us when we had bad weather but now that worry is over. I can’t tell you how happy this made us because the year we did this a neighbor wasn’t so fortunate when a huge pine crashed on top of their house. It took a long time to remove and then the repairs began which was a long process. Have a fototastic week!
That was a smart move, Cathy. Our previous home was surrounded by huge oak trees. We loved them.
I consider myself at least knowledgeable about what woods burn well, but I have no clue about weeping willow. My guess would be that it’s not great. I know they are messy, but they are so pretty.
They are pretty to look at, but very messy. I’ve heard that they are not good for firewood. Another neighbor took some of the wood from our weeping willow after power company contractors cut it down. He never came back for a second load.
Well, that is sort of sad. Why did they take them down?
I’m not sure why, Lin. Haven’t had the chance to talk with him lately. It may have something to do with the pond, or it could be he got tired of picking up the litter that they shed. Sylvia was glad when the power company took down our weeping willow.
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