pot belly stove - Knowledgebase Question

huntington, We
Question by react47
March 16, 2010
i need a safe way to burn tree limbs,leaves,garden stalks and vegetation growth.want to add back to garden and also have an attractive way of disposal even for leftover pruning.the idea is to burn instead of bagging for city disposal

Answer from NGA
March 16, 2010


You might be taking a chance by buring garden debris indoors in a stove, but if the pot belly stove is outdoors, you can burn small quantities of garden debris. Make sure it is dry before burning. The sap contained in fresh clippings will give off tremendous heat if burned inside an enclosed stove. If burning is permitted in your area it might be safer to build an outdoor pit to burn your garden debris than to burn it in a stove. A safe rate of wood ash application for a garden or lawn area would be twenty pounds per thousand square feet or the equivalent of a five-gallon pail full of wood ash per thousand square feet.

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