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Posted 26 July 2016 - 12:34 PM
Thanks guys! Just got some chestnut wood for our next campfire... the smell is amazing.
Posted 26 July 2016 - 02:06 PM
I got a rock.
I heard Charlie Brown's voice as I read that.
Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:33 AM
Chestnut... I would think yours is Chinese Chestnut, yes?
Growing up, our Troop had a campground that abutted some old lumbering land. It was a hike to the site, but worth it, we found. The dead American Chestnut stacked up was our prime fuel. It was then more than 30 years old, but still very solid, split and cut, it burned with a blue flame. Very hot, coals for cooking. Nothing like it since.
One can still find American Chestnut stumps along the AT, in Shenandoah NP, elsewhere along the Appalachians, the roots still send up a green shoot which will grow for a year or two or even three and then succumb to the blight . But wait, there's more...
Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:03 PM
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