Willow, for example, likes to grow in wet soils or besides water bodies, therefore the wood from this tree has a high water content and requires longer seasoning. Campfires are used for heat, as a place to cook and as a social spot for people to gather when they are camping. Burning driftwood, oleander, or painted or treated wood can release toxic or harmful chemicals into the air. But if you have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, then you’ll love pine because it is easy to get a fire going with it, and it also puts off a great scent when burning. Expand Signature . 10. Stack wood in a pyramid or a square, or pile it loosely in a heap. Green Wood or Unseasoned Wood. 11 Kinds of Wood Not to Burn in Your Fireplace 1. Different woods have different initial water content, often determined by where a tree grows. The right kind of wood will produce hot, long-lasting fires, while others can produce foul smells, toxic smoke, or chimney build-up. Burns medium fast, but does not make much of a coal-bed for me. Firewood should have a moisture content of below 30% at least for burning. Depending on the species of wood, needs to season for about 12 months. And in this short guide, we’ll rank 15 of the most common types of wood using 6 standard burn qualities. Regency I3100 insert '62 Homelite Zip, '07 Stihl 290. pyrography craft blanks and shapes for woodburning and crafts in sycamore hardwood and birch plywood.woodburning tools and equipment at pyrographyblanks.co.uk Green wood if burned in a fireplace will typically result in a lot of smoke and creosote build up in your chimney. Bootlegger New Member. My experience with burning sycamore has not been good. Soft wood, green wood, and big wood will produce substandard fires. Sycamore I don’t burn it regularly in my wood stove because of the residue it often puts off. Aug 28, 2009 174 Where the Bluegrass meets Hills. Once you know what to look for, selecting quality firewood actually becomes very straightforward. It refuses to burn when even slightly green and burns like paper after it has been seasoned. However the wood is placed, it must allow air into the centre of the pile in order for the wood to burn. However the wood is placed, it must allow air into the center of the pile in order for the wood to burn. As Gunks said, if it is dry it splits easily. Sycamore wood can be used to build a blazing campfire at a campground, RV park or in the back yard. Wood that makes the best firewood for a fireplace is seasoned wood not green wood. I'm burning sycamore in my insert now. Sycamore wood can be used to build a blazing campfire at a campground, RV park or in the back yard. All wood should be well seasoned before burning. Stack wood in a pyramid or a square, or pile it loosely in a heap. I love pine wood as a fire starter. Nov 30, 2009 #4 I've had two large sycamores come down in ice storms.