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What Type of trees are good for firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood' started by ZKSLAWN, Apr 3, 2010.


    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I've already been asked to cut down a couple smaller trees and one of them we already used for firewood.. Now i want to know what trees are good to burn and what trees should i just throw in the chipper and not bother.

    Im in the ct area if that helps with the question.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    are you burning them inside or outside?
  3. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Dead ones.
  4. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    My neighbors trees. He never rakes his leaves and they always end up on my yard.

  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Down south the customers only want Oak--red or white.
    Pines are no good for burning-obviously!! Resin buildup.
    Hickory burns hot once it gets started and often mixed with some oak. I save it for smoking along with pecan or apple.
    Wood that burns quickly and hot will leave alot of powder.

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    well im going to try and sell some for firewood so let's go with inside..

    How about maples?
  7. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    Any deciduous trees
  8. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    Maples are great fireplace fuel. Almost any of your hardwoods such as oak, maple, ash, cherry or walnut make good fireplace wood. Pine has so much creosote that it coats the inside of the fireplace flue and is generally the culprit of many chimney fires. Have you checked at the local 7-11's to see what fireplace wood is selling for. Something like $3 for an armload. You should be able to cut a truck bed level full with 2' long pieces either whole or split for an easy $95. We see trucks in the fall just sitting beside the road generally near a gas station or red light. It's hard work splitting that stuff with a wedge and sledge. Just take you time. You could cut and stack it now and during the summer so that it will be dry in the fall. Most folks don't know that green wood will not burn. Use that as a selling point. Load up on Friday evening and sell on Saturday morning.
  9. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    $300 a cord up here now for seasoned @2-250 for green.
  10. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    Man, that's great! I could load up the Chevy. Down in TN, you can't give wood away. Folks want you to even stack it before they take it for free. I have a lot of beautiful cedar that pops and cracks that I'd like to give to anyone who would want it. Still can't get that in my mind.

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