Yeah but a realbeard(tm) is self sustaining. You can cut off chunks as the weather gets warmer. Every chunk you cut off can be used as kindling!
When it gets cold you simply allow realbeard (tm) to grow back. The same cannot be said for beardhead. I mean you could cut off chunks of it a burn it but unless you're hiking with a sheep, a ul spinning wheel, and some knitting needles you're not going to be growing back that sucker. :P