Which Wood Burns Best
Practical British Forestry by C. P. Ackers
- Beechwood fires are bright and clear if the logs are kept a year.
- Chestnut's only good, they say, if for long it's laid away.
- Birch and Fir logs burn too fast, blaze up 'bright' and do not last
- Elmwood burns like church yard mould, even the very flames are cold
- Poplar gives a bitter smoke, fills your eyes and makes you choke.
- Applewood will scent your room with incense like perfume.
- Oak and Maple, if dry and old, keep away the winter cold
- But Ashwood wet and Ashwood dry, a king shall warm his slippers by.