If you want to go native with your chiminea you should definitely try using some Ocote.
Grown and harvested sustainably on the slopes of Central Mexico, Ocote (the Mayan word for torch) is the wood of the Montezuma Pine. The Mayan people of Central America used Ocote for lighting fires and cooking due to its high resin content.
What makes it so special?
- > Sweet smelling – once burning the wood gives off a pleasent, distinctive odour
- > Easy to light – it will catch fire easily using a match or lighter
- > Renewable resource – fast growing tree found on mountain slopes in Central America