Q & A' s about Fatwood..
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What kind of tree does Fatwood come from?
Fatwood is also known as lighter wood, pine knot, lighter knot, or heart pine. Fatwood is the resinous remains of a pine tree that has died. When a pine tree dies, either upright or fallen, the sap settles into the heartwood of the branches and trunk
Why is it called Fatwood?
Fatwood most commonly refers to the resin-imbued heartwood of pine trees; in fact, it's sometimes called “heart pine.” ... Subject to a variety of environmental processes, a cut or felled pine tree may become a great reservoir of fatwood in its standing stump.
Does Fatwood expire?
There are no special handling instructions for fatwood, and no special storage requirements. Fatwood keeps indefinitely, and a little bit of fatwood goes a long way. One good stump of fatwood can keep you supplied for life
Does Fatwood dry?
Coniferous tree sap is a viscous liquid, that contains terpene, a volatile hydrocarbon. ... New fatwood leaks the sticky sap, while in aged fatwood the sap has hardened and is no longer sticky. At every stage of the aging process, fatwood will burn readily, unless excessively damp.