I want to burn a Bay laurel tree we are cutting down. All the stuff I have...

Asked September 25, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

I want to burn a Bay laurel tree we are cutting down. All the stuff I have read says yeas, but be sure to season it and it said longer then most woods! Can you give me a idea how long that might be? We are just putting in a wood buring insert in our fireplace so we want to do this correctly on seasoning. Thanks April

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1 Response

If you want to do it correctly, you'll need to wait at least a year + if the wood is not split and a year if it is split. "The book" says wood dries 2 inches/diameter per year, which is reasonably close. But by any standards, you shouldn't burn it this year (winter 2015) ans wait till it can dry next summer and burn the following winter.