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Have some oak firewood stacked in my bedroom and....
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This wood came from a very large red oak that up rooted 3 springs back. The bark was still on and under it, the sap wood had begun to rot. The wood inside is still in great shape. I cut some of the upper branches into firewood and while splitting it, the bark came off.
I woke up in the wee hours to check the wood stove and I noticed that some of the logs in the pile are actually glowing in the dark.
The area of the sap wood is where the 'glowing' is taking place.
Anyone know why/how this occurs ?
 

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I would guess it is bio-luminescence from fungi attacking the wood. Do a search for foxfire or faerie fire and you should find some more info if you're interested.
 

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Thanks Tim and Steve.
Looks like that's the answer.
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