What is “Green” firewood?
Green firewood is any wood that has as high moisture content and needs to be stacked and dried before burning. The ideal moisture content for firewood that is ready to burn in your fireplace or stove is between 15-20%. The drying process can take approximately 6-9 months depending on the type of wood.
What is “Seasoned” firewood?
Seasoned firewood is wood that has dried for long periods of time and will have a moisture content of 20% or below. Our wood is split and dried by mother earth between December to September uncovered in large cones or piles. Although most of our seasoned wood will be below 20% moisture content, there could be some pieces at the bottom of the pile that are slightly over 20% moisture content.
What is Kiln-Dried firewood?
Kiln-dried firewood has been dried for approximately 48 hours in a large oven reaching temperatures well over 200 degrees. It kills all bugs, insects, and prevents mold growth. It creates less creosote, is easier to ignite, and burns hotter. It also guarantees the moisture content will be below 20%.
How much firewood is in a cord, half cord, or full cord?
– A full cord measures 4’ x 4’ x 8’
– A half cord measures 2’ x 16” x 8’
– A face cord (1/3 cord) measures 4’ x 16” x 8’
Why “tumble” firewood?
Tumbled firewood is put through a big trommel that spins to eliminate bark pieces, dirt, and other debris. We tumble firewood prior to delivery to offer the cleanest delivery possible.
Benefits of burning Kiln-Dried wood
Kiln-dried firewood provides a more consistent burn, hotter fire, produces less creosote, and emits less harmful emissions than seasoned firewood. It also kills all insects and doesn’t promote mold growth which makes it safe to store indoors.
How should I store my firewood?
Green firewood is firewood that needs to be dried before burning. It should be stacked neatly, off the ground, and uncovered so the sun and air can begin the drying process. Dry firewood will begin to change colors, the ends will begin to split, and will sound hollow when two pieces of wood are knocked together. If you have a moisture meter, the level should be 20% or less. Once dry (or close to), cover the top to keep the wood dry from the elements so it will be ready to burn. Unless your firewood is kiln-dried, it should not be stored indoors due to insects and bugs that can cause havoc in your home.