Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: central Alberta
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What species? I think poplar is fire proof no matter how long it ages... And that is nearly all I get to deal with. If there is any spruce at all, it makes it much easier.
A very tight tall pile can be burnt the same day it was piled. I add a few spruce boughs and try to find a splintered dry piece to get the poplar started.
Random messy piles won't burn well no matter how long they sit.
I burnt a bunch of very big, very tight pure poplar last winter sat from July till December. Repiled what little was left with the tractor and dozer blade, almost nothing left to carry away. Tried the same thing on some randomly piled poplar, and had to keep coming back to repile them for weeks and still haul away a bunch of stumps.
Speaking of hotspots. Burnt a massive pile containing a lot of dirt ( half frozen ground, stumps brought dirt with them), in April of this year, pushed up a couple times, and it is still smoking 5 months later.
Justin Trudeau, accomplishing miracles since 2015, making Pierre Elliot look smart, competent and western friendly.