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Is sweet gum wood good for firewood?
Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020
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Likewise, is sweet gum good for firewood?
Sweet gum works good for the "shoulder seasons" when the outside temperatures are mild. Many people compare the burning qualities of sweet gum firewood to pine firewood except sweet gum does not contain the sticky sap that's associated with pine. It burns fast and hot and creates a lot of ashes.
Also, how can you tell sweet gum from Oak? A feature most apparent when the leaves are off, and a hallmark of oak tree twigs, is a cluster of buds at the twig's end. The sweetgum has a single, sticky terminal bud, and not a cluster of buds. Sweetgum also occasionally has corky wings along its twigs, a characteristic absent in most oak trees.
Also question is, is sweet gum a hardwood?
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is one of the most important commercial hardwoods in the Southeastern United States. Its wood is bright reddish brown (with the sapwood nearly white) and may have black grain in the heartwood; it is heavy, straight, satiny, and close-grained, but not strong.
Is there any use for sweet gum balls?
If you're up for some experimenting, Sweet Gum Balls can been used to make a tea from boiling the young green seeds. The resulting decoction is known for it's antiviral properties and can be used as a preventative measure against sickness, or as a remedy for the flu.