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Background of the chopped firewood

What makes the best firewood?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pound for pound, what is the best firewood? Actually, they’re all the same. “The main variation between different species is the tree density, which means they have different calorific values (amounts of heat) per volume of wood,” said bioenergy/agroforestry specialist Toso Bozic. “A cubic foot of air-dried white birch weighs about 16 kilograms, while the […] Read more

Tips for getting the most out of your firewood

Tips for getting the most out of your firewood

Proper moisture content is key for maximum heat delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Winter is fast approaching and for many people, that means using firewood to heat their homes. The key to getting the most out of your firewood is proper moisture content, said Jeff Renton, project manager with the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society. Ideal moisture content for burning is 15 to 20 per cent. Firewood with […] Read more