No need crying over burnt wood

I was pleased to read Steve Fagin’s column, “Gypsy moths, storms provide a firewood surplus,” (Nov. 3), on burning in a wood stove. It is obvious that wood is available and folk that supply us are valuable. Last year I read an article from a Boston newspaper condemning wood burning due to cinders and global warming. I am trained in animal micro flora including methanogens whose methane is nine times worse than carbon dioxide for our ozone layer. Termites digest wood thanks in part to methanogens in their gut. Fallen trees will be either diet for termites or fuel to warm our homes. Thanks to Steve I will feel better about burning my stove and feeling good about reducing global warming.

Richard Hedde

Stonington

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