Igang – Our Favorite Firewood

Igang - Our Favorite Firewood

This is Igang, our favorite firewood. Even in this age of electric stoves and LPG gas we still need the lowly firewood to save on cooking fuel expenses. Here in Baler, the firewood of choice is Igang. This is the Rolls Royce of “panggatung“. It produces good quality fire, does not burn out easily, and could be used even when wet. Igang aka Syzygium garciae, is a tropical hardwood that is useless to loggers and furniture makers because the wood is so hard it is not suitable for lumber. It is also used to make charcoal. A bunch of Igang firewood with 3 pieces of about 2 feet of wood is sold for 5 pesos.

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Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

8 thoughts on “Igang – Our Favorite Firewood”

  1. kid, if that firewood, igang, has the characteristics the way you mentioned it, this would be the best for harwood floor and for decks. i bet it would beat redwoods, mahogany, ipa and other exotic woods from brazil (some cost $11-15/sq ft of 3/4 inch thick). why are they not using this for something more cost effective than panggatung or uling? what a waste of natural resources. on the other hand, it may prevent large scale cutting of trees for wood floor and deck business. tuwa rin ang mga tree huggers.

  2. gustung-gusto ko ang amoy nyan pag bagong sibak. pero sobrang sakit pag nasaludsud ka. paboritung panggatung ng boy scout hehe

  3. Sa tingin ku iyan ang panggatung na pinaka cost-effective. Ang tagal matupuk nyan kaya nga laang dapat may mag-regulate ng size na puputulin. Peru dahil matigas iyan, yung nagpuputul ay nabibigatang buhatin kaya pakaunti -unti rin ang putul nila. Ang magtataka ka kahit bagung putul nagliliyab pa rin.

  4. kung ang igang ay likas na matigas at mabigat dahil sa sariwa pa kung ibinibiyahe, TIYAK.. matibay din na likas yung pantali na dahon kahit sariwa.. pwede rin sigurong gawing sumbrero iyun gaya ng sabutan or kahit anong uri ng handicrafts…. ano sa palagay mo kid?

  5. oo nga naman, ano ipinagtali? pakilinaw nga he!he! Any way the best nga ang igang bilang panggatong pero bakit nga pang gatong lang? di ba talaga ito pwedeng muwebles o gawing furnitures? sa Aurora lang ba nakikitang tumutubo ang igang o kahit saang dako ng pilipinas meron.

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